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What limitations are encountered in the application of sublimation as general method of purification?

not all compounds turn to gas in which sublimation does


Well, first your substance has to be able to be sublimed. So very large molecules or ionic substances
probably can't be purified in this way. Second, the vapor pressure of the target substance has to be
much different than the vapor pressure of the impurities, otherwise both substances will be transported
into the gas phase in roughly equal amounts and you will not achieve a good purification.
What are the properties of a good extraction solvent?
A good extraction solvent should have a strong solubilizing capability for the compound of interest, it
should be immiscible or only weakly misciblewith the matrix solvent ( the first solution or mixture
containing the compound from its natural source, e.g., water/ether. water/ chloroform, etc. If possible
the extraction solvent should be non-flammable, non-toxic or of low toxicity, reasonably volatile, and of
low eco-impact. Inexpensive and available, of high purity , and shelf stable. If one is determining the
compound of interest by UV/Vis spectrophotometry or fluorescence, the solvent should have extremely
low absobance or emission at the wavelength of analysis
To isolate caffeine from tea by solid-liquid and liquid-liquid extraction

2. To purify the product by sublimation