How to Degas Solvents

Contributed by Jeffrey Bode
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara

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For many (possibly most) organic reactions, the presence of oxygen in a reaction is more detrimental than traces of H2O. If a reaction fails unexpectedly, it is a good idea to ensure an oxygen free environment, part of which entails degassing the reaction solvent.

For certain reactions, degassing is essential:

Methods of Degassing