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The glovebox atmosphere
Key features of a glovebox
Using the glovebox
If you use a rotary evaporator in your glovebox, be sure to use bump traps like these.
- If you aren't sure if the antechamber is under air or nitrogen, remember this simple rule:
When in doubt, pump it out
Of course, before pumping down the antechamber, always open the outer door (carefully) to make sure there are not any materials in there such as open bottles of solvent.
- If you are going to open a bottle of deuterated NMR solvent, make sure that the box is free from "regular" solvent vapors. Otherwise, you'll contaminate the NMR solvent and have large spurious contaminant peaks in your spectra.
- As with any piece of equipment, when you are done with the box, CLEAN IT UP. Leave it in equal or better condition compared to when you started your work.
- If the gloves are dripping with sweat when you are done, please be courteous and wipe them off!
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