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Salicin from willow

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1
    I want to know how isolate salicin from willow bark or other parts of the plant.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2007
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  3. Apr 10, 2007 #2


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    Ususally this is performed by decoction or adding hot water to a finely shredded material. Willow bark tea.

    Evans et al in J. Am. Pharm Assoc. 34, 207 (1945).

    You could also use alcohol but you will isolate more impurities.
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