Red Hot Chili Peppers: Extractin’ the capsaicin

The young Canadian behind the NileRed Youtube channel loves chemistry, even more than most of us who spent years studying it.   Likewise Nurdrage, who may or may not be NileRed’s alter ego.  I have no idea how they get access to fume hoods, chemicals, rotary evaporators, and other bits of expensive labware.  And I similarly have no idea what would happen to any American who tried to have a home lab capable of such things.  Let us not forget the young man who got arrested just for bringing his science fair project to class.

Here’s how to extract the heat from chilies with a dandy introduction to the Soxhlet extractor.

Youtube Channel: NileRed

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