In the drawing below, a cannula is being used to transfer liquid from one Schlenk flask to another:
Yale University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety has a step by step video titled Demonstration: Cannula Transfer of an Organolithium that illustrates basic cannula techniques.
See Chandra, T., Zebrowski, J. P., and Lenertz, Y. L. "Safe Handling of Cannulas and Needles in Chemistry Laboratories" ACS Chem. Health Saf. 2022, 29(2) pp, 175-183 (subscription or institutional access required).
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