Title

An Accessible Mercury-Free Vacuum Schlenk Line for Air-Free Techniques

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Source

Journal of Chemical Education

Volume

89

Issue

11

Inclusive pages

1479-80

Abstract

A vacuum Schlenk line is essential for teaching some air-free laboratory techniques. Conventional variations of this apparatus in the inorganic laboratory employ mercury bubblers, which makes them unsuitable for institutions seeking to eliminate mercury. This communication describes an effective modification of a vacuum line system that can be set up with minimal time and effort.

Keywords

Upper-Division Undergraduates; Inorganic Chemistry; Laboratory Instruction; Organic Chemistry; Safety/Hazards; Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives; Laboratory Equipment/Apparatus; Organometallics

Disciplines

Chemistry | Science and Mathematics Education

 
 

Link to Original Published Item

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed200734t