General Synthesis Techniques

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Thin Layer Chromatography

Thin layer chromotography (TLC) is used to identify the composition of a small amount of sample and to help with choosing solvent systems for an extraction or chromotography

TLC Timelapse under UV

Column Chromatography



A rotovap is used to remove excess solvent from a solution.

Extraction and washing - Workup

An extraction removes the desired compound from a mixture. A wash removes unwanted impurities from a mixture. "Keep the extract and trash the wash"


Simple distillation

Vacuum distillation

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