Abstract: the extraction of trimyristin from nutmeg, its purification, and its conversion to a soap (sodium myristate) are described concepts such as the isolation of a natural product, recrystallization, identification of a solid, solubility, acidity and basicity. Extraction, distillation, recrystallization, and chromatography are used the techniques that are used to isolate and purify chemical compounds from natural sources the extraction of nutmeg seed to isolate trimyristin was performed in this lab.
Weigh the trimyristin and determine its melting point the reported is 55-56 dergrees celsisu use percent recovery based on the original weight of nutmeg used. Trimyristin does not dissolve in water, a characteristics it shares with various other fatty acids and oily compounds however, it dissolves quite easily in chloroform, ethanol, benzene, ether and dicloromethane now, as far as extraction of trimyristin from nutmeg is concerned, it is done using ground or powdered nutmeg and ether heat is applied to isolate the trimyristin from the nutmeg solids and it gets dissolved in the ether.
Isolation of trimyristin from nutmeg by extraction introduction: extraction is the physical process by which a compound or mixture of compounds is transferred from one phase into another. Trimyristin, a natural product that can be isolated from nutmeg, belongs to a class of compounds known as triacylglycerols (or triglycerides) these compounds consist of an ester of glycerol and myristic (c14:0) fatty acid (see hornback, p1208-1211 for more about triacylglycerols.
Seed of nutmeg contains trimyristin the isolation of trimyristin from powdered nutmeg is a common introductory-level college organic chemistry experiment    it is an uncommonly simple natural product extraction because nutmeg oil generally consists of over eighty percent trimyristin.
Extraction of trimyristin from nutmeg note: with consent, your experimental data may be used in a research presentation at the american chemical society national meeting please consider this when performing the experiment.
Lab #4: extraction of trimyristin from nutmeg by: lisa wu before the lab: - find the msds for the following: nutmeg, diethyl ether, acetone, trimyristin - good idea to watch the potter videos on reflux, simple distillation, and extraction.
Answer to extraction of trimyristin from nutmeg lab 1 why is acetone a good solvent to recrystallize the trymyristin what are th.