Glove Box

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Olivia English at work in the glove box for Chemistry Research Methods 449 research with Dr. Mahler.

A glove box allows reactions to be set up and run in a controlled inert atmosphere, free from oxygen and moisture. Our glove box is an MBraun Labmaster 130 with two ports (to allow both large and small items to be taken into and out of the glove box easily), an electronic control system, oxygen and moisture detectors, and catalytic scrubbers. It was acquired in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation (the total grant of $63,777 was for the glove box, infra-red and ultraviolet-visible spectrometers).