Extraction of eugenol


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Extraction of eugenol

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The distillate from the steam distillation of cloves contains both water and eugenol. The eugenol must be extracted from the water using an organic solvent. Once the eugenol is extracted into an organic solvent, the organic layer is separated from the aqueous layer and dried. The eugenol is finally isolated by evaporation of the organic solvent.