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When is lab glass 'lab glass'?

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by takai, 24/1/16.

 

  1. takai

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    Posted 24/1/16
    When it does this under heat/cold change:
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    Labelled as Schott GL45, but certainly not. Unsure where it came from though, i bought up a few different sets of lab ware last year.
     
  2. seamad

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    Posted 24/1/16
    was the cap screwed on ? If so the vacuum may have broken it.
     
  3. takai

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    Posted 24/1/16
    Only a thread, loose enough to allow air to come in.

    Second one with the same markings has cracked as well. FFS, why bother paying good money for glassware. May as well get the knock off stuff if you cant heat/cool rapidly.
     
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    Posted 24/1/16
    Depends what you mean by 'lab glass'. GL45 has a guaranteed resistance of 160K difference from thermal shock so there's no way this should have occurred. Is there a chance they could be counterfeit?
     
  5. seamad

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    Posted 24/1/16
    Genuine schott has retrace number printed on the glassware, maybe contact them ?
     
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  6. takai

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    Posted 24/1/16
    Well given it is in the bin already fat chance of that.

    The $5 kegking 'Erlenmeyer' flask did the same process without a hitch.
     
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    I have been using the same KK flask for 4 years. Boiling my extract directly on the stove and cooling straight in the sink. Never had a problem.
     
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