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A device can also be set up to sample the distillate stream before it enters the receiver. Then gas chromatography (GC) or even refractive index, a simple but highly sensitive technique, can be used to determine the distillate composition. Have a checklist tailored to your particular setup to ensure that before you start the distillation, all valves are in the correct position, that the heating, cooling, inerting and vacuum utilities are operational and that no maintenance is scheduled for them.
For slow controlled additions use a peristaltic (tubing) pump or diaphragm pump. Peristaltics are particularly easy to use, accurate and reproducible (see page 3-11). They are probably the best choice for controlling reaction rate by metered addition of limiting reagent. When using these or other types of metering pumps, it is not likely that the reagent will accidentally be added all at once, as can happen when feeding by gravity from the head tank through a throttling valve. Hazardous liquid reagents - Many air-sensitive, highly reactive or pyrophoric reagents are sold as solutions for ease of handling (pyrophorics are substances capable of spontaneous combustion under the right conditions, such as exposure to atmospheric oxygen or moisture).
A vapor knockout trap should be installed at the pump outlet as standard practice (see page 7-22). Know the approximate boiling point of the solvent or solvent mixture you are using at your intended operating pressure. This will help to fine-tune the conditions more quickly and help avoid surprises. If you are using vacuum, the charts on pages 6-22, 23 can help estimate the boiling point at reduced pressure, although other components in the mixture will have an effect. Check for the existence of a known low-boiling azeotrope (page 6-28, 6-40).