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Offline _Espard_

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Homemade glovebox
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:30:06 PM »
I'm looking to make a homemade glovebox that will contain an inert atmosphere (N2). What would be the best material of gloves to use that have a low gas permeability to oxygen?

That is my main question, but if anyone else has done a similar DIY project and has some suggestions on other aspects of the building - please let me know!


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Re: Homemade glovebox
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 06:17:33 PM »
The gloves from typical gloveboxes are made of neoprene.  They are pretty chemical resistant and have a low gas permeability.
http://www.fishersci.com/ecomm/servlet/fsproductdetail_10652_646233__-1_0

Another alternative is polyethylene.  Not as chemical resistant to solvents, but depending on what your intended use is, this plastic is used in portable glovebags.

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/labware/products/aldrich-atmosbag.html

What do you intend to use the inert atmosphere for?

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Re: Homemade glovebox
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 09:33:31 PM »
I was actually going to suggest this Sigma glove bag. I've used it a couple of times, I can tell you already that it didn't provide an anaerobic atmosphere as good as a proper glovebox (but then again we did have a very sensitive reaction and needed below < 10 ppm), and this was with Ar, might be better with nitrogen. So depending on what you want to work with, this might be good.

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