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distill from (something)

To refine something from another material through a process of condensation and evaporation. A noun or pronoun can be used between "distill" and "from." In a very simple sense, petroleum is distilled from crude oil.
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distill something from something

to derive product from something by heating and condensation. They distilled the lighter components from the raw oil. The alcohol was distilled from fermented grain.
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where X is a set of states, usually the set of separable states, distillable states, or positive partial transposed states, chosen according to the definition of separable states, such that LOCC maps X into X.
The proposed explanation is that the aromatic radical reacts with hydrogen to forte a cyclohexadienyl radical intermediate, thereby providing a pathway by which the large condensed aromatic centers can decompose to form gases and distillable illable liquids.
The mechanism was based on the finding that the rate of residuum conversion was independent of the distribution of products among gases, distillable liquids and solids, i.
Since large condensed aromatic molecules continued to be converted to distillable liquids after four hours, the mechanism must be different.
However, if an active hydrogen activation catalyst which results in hydrogen atom addition to condensed aromatic centers can be found, more distillable liquids could be formed relative to the quantity of gases.