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ERIC Number: EJ918123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Foam Fractionation of Lycopene: An Undergraduate Chemistry Experiment
Wang, Yan; Zhang, Mingjie; Hu, Yongliang
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n5 p510-511 May 2010
A novel experiment for the extraction of lycopene from tomato paste by foam fractionation is described. Foam fractionation is a process for separating and concentrating chemicals by utilizing differences in their surface activities. Extraction of lycopene by foam fractionation is a new method that has not been previously reported in the literature. This experiment acquaints students with the concepts of green chemistry, the isolation of a natural product, and foam fractionation. In addition it provides experience with extraction and UV-vis spectrophotometric analysis. This experiment is suitable for an undergraduate laboratory course. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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