Why Use a Glove Box?
Because some materials used in the experiment have special characteristics, the actual operation of the glove box should be isolated from the air to carry out experiments. For example, lithium metal reacts with oxygen, and some chemical reactions are carried out in an inert gas such as argon. Use open (unshielded) radioactive sources with lead and lead glass. Protect the experimenter from the harmful effects of harmful chemical materials. It is completely isolated compared with the fume hood, but it is inconvenient to operate. The glove box is mainly used in very toxic conditions. Perform experiments that can cause serious biological hazards, such as potent pathogens.