Chitnis Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Research Facility

Chitnis Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Lab
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia (NS)

This lab carries out research in synthetic inorganic chemistry with the goal of designing next generation catalysts and materials.

A diverse range of air-sensitive chemistry is carried out under inert atmosphers conditions in gloveboxes or using Schlenk and high-vacuum lines in fumehoods. We also carry out photochemical experiments using light of different wavelengths.

We work with a range of heavy metals such as tin, bismuth, antimony, selenium, lead, indium, and gallium.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Research Facility

Saurabh Chitnis
Assistant Professor

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter

Equipment 2 piece(s)

Solvent-free Nitrogen Drybox
Innovative Technology
System One - Dual Station

This equipment provides a dry, oxygen, and solvent-free atmosphere to handle very air-sensitive chemicals. It is used to carry out reactions and make measurements on such chemicals.

This equipment provides a dry and oxygen-free atmosphere to handle very air sensitive compounds. This drybox has no solvent vapours in its atmosphere to ensure highest environmental purity for any chemicals handled inside it. The drybox is equipped with a -30 oC freezer for storage of samples at low temperature


Nitrogen Glovebox
LC Technologies
LCP-180, RGP-11 - Dual Station Glovebox

This glovebox is used to carry out air-sensitive chemistry under an inert atmosphere

This glovebox is equipped with two catalyst beds to constantly provide a water and oxygen free atmosphere with <1 ppm water and oxygen for handling air-sensitive chemicals. The glovebox is equipped with a high capacity charcoal purifier to constantly remove solvent vapours from the atmosphere. The glovebox is also equipped with a cold port to carry out reactions at low temperatures and a freezer to store chemicals at -30 oC.


Date submitted: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 8:08 PM
Date updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2019 6:39 PM

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