Solution Preparation, Made Easy
Posted on Mon, Dec 04, 2017 by Jon Griffin
Whether in workshops or our own labs, we've always understood and emphasised the importance of the little things. For example, take the simple pipette tip or syringe filter - these simple accessories are often overlooked in favour of other shiny new pieces of equipment. However, even the most advanced equipment in the world will fail to give you accurate results if the fundamental steps are not carried out properly. Therefore, a basic step like solution preparation is truly a vital part of conducting experiments.
There are many aspects of solution preparation to consider, such as:
- Using clean implements to ensure minimal contamination
- Measuring accurate volumes of solution to get the desired concentration
- Filtering your solution to remove any particulates
- Vials to store solutions in that will not react with the solvents you are using
To enable you to prepare your solutions as easily and efficiently as possible, Ossila have sourced a range of new consumables and equipment. This range includes:
- Variable volume micropipettes and pipette tips - To accurately dispense solutions and prevent cross-contamination between solutions
- Stainless steel spatulas - To accurately weigh out small amounts of materials
- A wide range of filter types, disposable syringes, and clear and amber glass vials with PTFE-lined lids.
Additionally, we have a wide variety of quartz cuvettes available, enabling in-depth analysis of your prepared solutions using different spectroscopic techniques. Available in both UV & IR quartz varieties, our cuvettes cover the electromagnetic spectrum from UV all the way to the deep IR range. With our quartz cuvettes, you can measure your solutions with a full range of spectroscopic techniques to better understand the properties of your solutions.
For more information on this product range, visit the Solution-Making Equipment & Consumables section on our accessories page.
Author: Jon Griffin
Jonathan joined Ossila in July 2016 after working as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield. During his career as a research scientist, he has worked in a wide range of areas including organic light-emitting diodes, organic photovoltaics, transparent conductors, organic lead-halide perovskites, and scale-up processes in thin-film fabrication. As part of his role at Ossila, Jonathan is responsible for the technical support for several material ranges, including perovskites, organic photovoltaics, graphene and other 2-D materials. In addition, he is also involved in the development of new equipment and product ranges.