Glovebox (Innovative Technology System One)
Dr. Douglas H. Adamson of the Princeton Materials Institute generously provides access to his Innovative Technology System One glovebox, which is installed in our labs on the fourth floor of the A Wing of the Engineering Quadrangle. The glovebox is useful for a range of reagent manipulations under inert atmosphere, and is the staging ground for the majority of our ring-opening methathesis polymerizations (ROMP). The IT glovebox employs a nitrogen atmosphere and is equipped with both oxygen and moisture analyzers, both of which routinely register below 1 ppm. The glovebox is also equipped with a -80°C freezer for the storage of thermally-sensitive compounds such as polymerization initiators.