Assuming I have an organic substance that is known to be "soluble in alcohol" (e.g. capsaicin) I want to extract, which alcohol should/can I use? I know that both ethanol and methanol are commonly used, but what about:
- tert-Butyl alcohol
- tert-Amyl alcohol
In general, which alcohols are suitable/unsuitable for organic compound extraction (e.g. which should be the best solvent in terms of amount of solute dissolved in given volume of solvent), and why? Is there any a priori way to determine e.g. if isopropanol extraction will be OK for a given "soluble in alcohol" organic substance?
Note: I am aware of this discussion, but it doesn't cover the specific nature of alcohol extraction.