The Laboratory Companion: A Practical Guide to Materials, Equipment, and Technique / Edition 1

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Overview

Praise for The Laboratory Handbook by Gary S. Coyne

"This is probably the most useful volume I have encountered for many years and should be made compulsory reading for all those involved in research, particularly new research students."
-Chromatographia

"The book will be valuable for readers needing to understand the theory and proper use, cleaning, and storing methods of laboratory equipment. Safety issues are thoroughly covered. The book is a useful 'how-to-use' reference for students, novices, and experienced laboratory personnel."
-JACS

An updated version of the critically acclaimed Laboratory Handbook, this guide to laboratory materials, equipment, and techniques is an important resource for students as well as veteran scientists and lab technicians.

From vacuum technology and glass vacuum systems to volumetric glassware, gas-oxygen torches, and cryogenic tanks, The Laboratory Companion provides complete coverage of all commonly used lab equipment, including essential information about its selection, use, cleaning, and maintenance. It clearly explains the historical development and rationale behind how and why things are done in the lab, and includes helpful guidelines and step-by-step procedures for each topic discussed.

Since glassware is typically the most prevalent type of lab equipment, much of the book is devoted to the properties and handling of glass apparatus, with additional material on rubber and plastic tubing, corks, stoppers, and O-rings. Readers will also find broad coverage of measurement systems, high- and low-temperature apparatus and techniques, compressed gases, vacuum systems, and other essential subjects.

Covers materials in the lab, measurement, joints, stopcocks, & glass tubing, cleaning glassware, compressed gases, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A comprehensive reference for scientists who are working on anything from a Frankenstein monster to paint for space re-entry vehicles. Any of whom might find occasion to use vacuum technology, glass vacuum systems, volumetric glassware, gas- oxygen torches, or cryogenic tanks and need guidance on selecting, using, cleaning, and maintaining them. Scientific glassblower Coyne chemistry, California State U.-Los Angeles focuses mostly on glassware, which is the most used, but also discusses rubber and plastic tubing, corks, stoppers, and O-rings as well as measuring systems, apparatus and techniques for high and low temperatures, compressed gasses, and other topics. Revised from the 1992 Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471780861
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2005
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY S. COYNE is a scientific glassblower in the Department of Chemistry of California State University at Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

1. Materials in the Lab.

2. Measurement.

3. Joints Stopcocks, and Glass Tubing.

4. Cleaning Glassware.

5. Compressed Gases.

6. High and Low temperature.

7. Vacuum Systems.

8. The Gas-Oxygen Torch.

Appendix A: Preparing Drawings for a technician.

Appendix B: Polymer Resistance.

Appendix C: Manufacturers.

Appendix D: Recommended Reading.

Index.

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