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Preparation of Gel Alcohol Flavored with Essential Oils. An Employ of Laboratory Techniques in the Organic Chemistry Study

1Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ingeniería Química (FIQ), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL), Santa Fe, 3000, Argentina

2Instituto de Química del Litoral (IQAL), Universidad Nacional del Litoral – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Santa Fe, 3000, Argentina;Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Facultad Regional San Francisco, San Francisco, 2400, Argentina

3Instituto de Química del Litoral (IQAL), Universidad Nacional del Litoral – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Santa Fe, 3000, Argentina


World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 3, 86-90
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-5-3-1
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Vanina A. Guntero, María N. Kneeteman, Pedro M. Mancini. Preparation of Gel Alcohol Flavored with Essential Oils. An Employ of Laboratory Techniques in the Organic Chemistry Study. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017; 5(3):86-90. doi: 10.12691/wjce-5-3-1.

Correspondence to: Pedro  M. Mancini, Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ingeniería Química (FIQ), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL), Santa Fe, 3000, Argentina. Email: pmancini@fiq.unl.edu.ar

Abstract

The main aim of this work is to teach chemistry through a practical application. In it is described a chemical experiment for high school students. They learn fundamental concepts through the preparation of gel alcohol flavored. The experiment has four stages: search information, cultivation of aromatic plants, extraction of essential oils, and elaboration of gel alcohol. The hydro distillation technique was applied in order to obtain the corresponding essential oil. The aromatic plants used were cloves, lavender, rosemary, salvia and cedron. The essential oils were analyzed by gas chromatography. The experiment demonstrated to the students the application of chemistry for the preparation of personal care products making concepts more tangible than a simple reading.

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