# What are the components of a labware setup for short-path distillation?

I've recently become interested in short-path distillation and have found that most kits are in the thousands of dollars. So I thought that I would compile the labware myself.

I understand the theory behind short path distillation, but do not know the actual names of the components. I do know I will be using a digital hotplate and labware grade pyrex labware.

So what is the (cheapest) "shopping list" needed to compile and assemble all the labware necessary to construct a short-path distillation apparatus?

At chemglass.com, this device (CG-1239) is listed for USS 178.95 and allows you to mount as usual thermometer, water-in and -out for the condenser, and the vacuum by an oil pump. The efficiency of separation may be increased by mounting a vigreux column below the head, of course, which are available in different (shortened) lengths, too. There are "jacketed versions" (e.g., CG-1240) which are more suitable if the head temperature to reach is quite elevated (say, 150 $$^\circ\mathrm{C}$$) already while applying vacuum, at a bit more elevated price tag, too.