Definition: A process used to purify crude chemical compounds containing solid impurities. A solvent is chosen in which the desired product is insoluble and the undesired by-products are very soluble (or vice versa). The crude material is washed with the solvent and filtered away, leaving the purified product in solid form and any impurities in solution.
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Jason D. Gibson, Caroline M. Jakuba, Nathalie Boucher, Kelly A. Holbrook, Mark G. Carter and Craig E. Nelson, Integr. Biol., 2009 , 1 , 540
Keith Smith, Gamal A. El-Hiti and Amany S. Hegazy, Chem. Commun., 2010 , 46 , 2790