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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.

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.

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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