Definition of Soxhlet in English:


Syllabification: Soxh·let
Pronunciation: /ˈsäkslət


[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Denoting a form of condensing apparatus used for the continuous solvent extraction of a solid.
    More example sentences
    • We dried aliquots at 90C to constant mass, extracted lipid from aliquots with petroleum ether using a Soxhlet apparatus for 24 h, and determined mineral content by combusting samples in a muffle furnace.
    • Fat was extracted from the thorax and abdomen for 4 h with refluxing chloroform in a Soxhlet apparatus.
    • A sample of 100 g of leaf powder was extracted with 50% ethanol in a Soxhlet apparatus.


late 19th century: named after Franz Soxhlet (1848–1926), Belgian chemist.

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