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Glove box system with solvent purification system

The glove box provides an inert atmosphere for the safe handling of moisture and oxygen sensitive chemicals and activities. The class of activities that are carried out in a glovebox unit can range from working with Class 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 materials through to hydroscopic materials such as many metal chlorides and hydroxides, carcinogenic materials or toxins.

The MBraun glove box unit has two separate glove box units connected via a large antechamber. The unit also has a solvent purification unit, that a selection of five different purified and dry solvents can be accessed from either the front of the purification unit or inside the glove box assembly.

The glove box assembly contains equipment such as a balance, stirrers and hotplate for use with the most common glove box applications. It also contains a freezer for the storage of unstable, moisture and/or oxygen sensitive materials.

Example of use:

  • Handling of carcinogenic materials or biological toxins such as asbestos,
  • Handling of moisture sensitive reaction precursors such as metal catalysts, metal chlorides, metal hydroxides such the monitoring of the kinetics of the reaction of 8-azidoquinoline with Mo(0) complex, Mo(CO)3(CH3CN)2(PPh3) by FTIR,
  • Preparation of MCP-milling of zirconia for use as an abrasive using zirconium oxychloride as the sample precursor.
Fabrication step: Material Synthesis and Macro fabrication
Function: Polymer synthesis
Location: University of Queensland
Purpose: Solvent purifier - oxygen and moisture levels <2.0ppm, pressure limits ± 15 bar, nitrogen atmosphere, direct connection to solvent purification system, set up for sample handling with a 100g/0.1mg balance, a magnetic stirrer and a 10 degrees C freezer. Glove boxes - provides an inert atmosphere for handling moisture and oxygen sensitive chemicals and activities.
Material systems: Organic, inorganic and polymers
Node: Queensland
Scale/volume: Solvent purifier - delivers up to 8L of dry pure solvent at one time. Glove boxes - can handle from mg to kg sample sizes,
Specifications/resolution: Solvent purifier - delivers pure oxygen and moisture free of the following solvents: dicholormethane, diethyl ether tetrahydrofuran, toluene and dimethyl formamide. Glove boxes - oxygen and moisture levels <2.0ppm, pressure limits ± 15 bar, nitrogen atmosphere, direct connection to solvent purification system, set up for sample handling with a 100g/0.1mg balance, a magnetic stirrer and a 10 degrees C freezer. Other glove box - setup for organic synthetic reactions with two magnetic hotplate stirrers.