Researchers pioneer use of capsules to save materials, streamline chemical reactions

12 agosto 2015

Wax capsule delivery systems can simplify a wide range of chemistry transformations, researchers have found. Some labs use what is known as a «glove box,» an inert container that permits researchers to manipulate reagents in a controlled environment, isolated from the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water in ambient air. But many laboratories in industry and academia don’t have glove boxes because they’re expensive to maintain, and take up precious space.