I have to do an experiment which involves getting the extract of certain leaves. I had decided to macerate it in ethanol (70%) solution and then to evaporate the solvent using water bath/rotary evaporator.
Due to the pandemic, I couldn't get access to labs to conduct this experiment. Is there any other way to evaporate the solvent at home without the need for water bath/rotary evaporator?
This extract will be used for testing antibacterial effects. So, I'm kinda concerned about simply heating up the solution because it may destroy the necessary compounds. Would it work if I try to heat the solution in lower temperatures?
For what it's worth, the compounds I'm trying to extract is Quercetin and ß-sitosterol.