VOCl3 advice

Looking for advice:

Maggie Geselbracht / Reed College Tue, 02/03/2009 - 01:37
"care and feeding" of glove boxes
I'm on sabbatical leave this year and have discovered that I'm the person in the group who knows the most about glove boxes.  I've picked up a few things over the years, but I'm not sure what is important and what's irrelevant.  (I'm a solid state chemist and don't have that much use for glove boxes on a regular basis.)  Can anyone recommend some resources on "care and feeding" of a glove box?  Better yet, do you have any suggestions for general rules of use and maintenance for a glove box?
Barbara Reisner / James Madison University Mon, 09/29/2008 - 17:08

Glove box

Submitted by Adam Johnson / Harvey Mudd College on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 14:16

When I started my job, I inherited a 20-30 year old glove box.  My intention was to use it for synthesis of titanium complexes but it had no freezer, no cold-well, and no small antechamber.  After rebuilding it, making it air-tight, I constructed a styrofoam box and plumbed copper tubing through the back of the box from a cold water chiller.  The "freezer" would hold 4 °C on a good day.  After 2 years of use, I convinced my chair to buy me a half of a glove box, and I paid for the rest with the remainder of my startup funds.  Our first crystal structure was obtained within 2