Does anyone have any experience using one-piece short distillation setups similar to this: https://www.hornik.eu.com/en/3-985_distillation-bridges/8216-distilling-link-for-short-path-distillation-duran-cones-ns1423-socket-ns1423.html?

I've been struggling with a tricky distillation recently and was wondering whether something like the above would help. I wanted to hopefully get some opinions before shelling out.


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    $\begingroup$ Why use such a small device ? $\endgroup$ – Maurice Nov 13 '20 at 10:51
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    $\begingroup$ Define "tricky." $\endgroup$ – Zhe Nov 13 '20 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ If tricky means you must collect only few drops than that is of immense help. $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Nov 14 '20 at 10:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Maurice come on, why asking? $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Nov 14 '20 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Alchimista I'm trying to distill off 1-2 mL of my product, which has vapours coming off at ~65C. I'm trying to heat the crude to no more than 90C to prevent possible product breakdown. Currently I'm having trouble coaxing the vapours up and into the condenser - I'm having to use plenty of tin foil to try and trap the heat in the glassware between the crude RBF and the condenser. $\endgroup$ – Technocratic Nov 16 '20 at 13:35

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