Gravity Filtration

Isabelle Gomez, 2023 SURF Fellow, performing a Gravity Filtration.

Rotovap Close-Up

A Rotovap is a piece of equipment primarily used to remove solvent from a sample through “evaporation under reduced pressure”. The presence of reduced pressure in the apparatus causes the solvent (in the round bottom flask) to boil at a lower temperature than normal (ChemBAM.com).

Rotovap Splash-Guard Explanation

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry, explains the practicalities of the Splash Guard used for rotary evaporation.