The Kuderna-Danish apparatus was developed in the laboratories of Julius Hyman and Company for the concentration of trace amounts of sample dissolved in organic solvents. The column is designed to speed evaporation with reduced hold-up. It is very useful in sample preparation before analysis with solvents such as petroleum ether or hexane.
- Graduated concentrator tube
- 570035 series has a polyacetal clamp
- For solvent recovery, a 547300 or 547400 Solvent Recovery Apparatus may be added to this unit
- Manufactured from 33 expansion, low extractable borosilicate glass conforming to USP Type I and ASTM E438, Type I, Class A requirements
Involves filling the flask to between 40 to 60 percent of capacity. To prevent sample loss initially, column should be pre-wet with about 1 mL of the solvent used in the concentration. If solvent is allowed to escape, entire assembly should be set up in a hood. Charged assembly should be placed over a vigorously boiling water bath. Water level should be maintained just below the lower joint and apparatus mounted so that the lower rounded surface of the flask is bathed in steam. Final sample remains in the lower tube for further analysis.