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Setup may make transferring tert -butyl lithium and other pyrophoric reagents safer
Simple pieces of equipment decrease the danger of moving small volumes of chemicals prone to igniting
When chemists want to transfer a small amount of a pyrophoric reagent, such as tert-butyl lithium, they typically use a needle and syringe. But this protocol can be dangerous: One wrong move and the chemical could drip, or worse, squirt out of the needle and ignite. Chemists at Aarhus University have devised a simple setup and protocol that can make such transfers safer.
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