17 years ago
I have an element made of sintered metal, it has open pores and is
impregnated with oil (kind of light machine oil). Prior to chemical analysis
I need to remove that oil from pores. I've already tried boiling in acetone
inside distilling column, it did a good thing to it, but not perfect. What
solvent or a proverbal trick would you recommend to get rid of the oil. I
dont have vacuum furnace, just simple distilling column. Was thinking about
ether but safety and health issues scares me :). What about xylene or
toluene? What will work better than acetone?
Thanks a lot!