Microwave extraction is becoming the choice for the extraction of a diverse array of solid matrices for organic analyte analysis by GC, GC-MS, HPLC, and other analytical techniques. Since it operates at a far higher temperature and pressure than traditional Soxlet and sonication technologies, it can be applied to a broader range of samples. One of the biggest benefits is realized in the reduced amount of time the extraction takes for multiple samples in a single extraction operation. With microwave extraction, samples are enclosed in high quality Teflon vessels together with solvent and heated to a controlled temperature with microwave power. With the flexibility of vessel options, choices of sample size, temperature/pressure, amounts of solvent, and number of samples make this an attractive technology for high-throughput sample preparation as well as the ability to process more difficult samples. This technology can also be applied to open-vessel applications depending on the matrix and substrate analyzed. One of the major benefits seen with this approach is moving to solvent-free applications.
As a world leader in microwave technology for over 20 years, Milestone has over 13,000 units in use around the world. With the widest range of products, designed and built to the highest quality standards, and with the most advanced technology, Milestone is the clear choice in microwave extraction.
Microwave Extraction Products
For open- and closed-vessel applications, take a look through Milestone’s Ethos EX page for information on the system design, vessel and rotor choices, and applications that are currently being used.
For open-vessel solvent and solvent-free microwave technology, take a look through Milestone’s NEOS and NEOS-GR pages. This unique product provides a state-of-the-art platform for performing microwave solvent-free extraction for the essential oils of natural sources. And more…