Non-polar solvents?

Discussion in 'LSA seeds' started by chilliker, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. chilliker

    chilliker Silver Member

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    What are some non-polar solvents that can be used for the extraction of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds? Name as much as SMIY can, im trying to find some that are easy to obtain.
     
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    PsychicTraveler Silver Member

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    How about xylol?
     
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    Nicaine Titanium Member

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    SWIM seems to see toluene most often recommended where nonpolar solvents are called for. He can verify that naptha (zippo lighter fluid) works in many cases... he doesn't know about this specific one.
     
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    I have used ronsonol a few times with very good success just dont let ithe seeds soak to long in the napatha I say it starts taking out some of the lsa.
     
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    wynter_nyne Newbie

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    SWIM can verify that naptha works quite well for Hawaiian Baby Woodrose extractions. Just make sure you use a brand of naptha that's pure. Coleman's Fuel is always good and You isn't going to draw any attention buying it.
     
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    Ally420 Silver Member

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    Butane.

    Blast the seeds in a small tube 2-3 times for about 8-10 seconds each time.

    Or:

    Collect butane in a jar or deep bowl nested in salted ice or dry ice, pour in ground seeds, soak for 10-20min, strain out butane. If using salted ice then make sure to dry off the outside of the collection vessel before pouring out butane/seed mix into filter.

    Butane is the fastest, seeds "dry" out in 30 min or less.