Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

High Vacuum Techniques for Chemical Syntheses and Measurements


  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521675475

£ 28.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • This 1989 book describes the physico-chemical principles of the high vacuum techniques used by chemists. It is a guide to the choice of suitable equipment, the methods of constructing the systems, and the ways of using them. Professor Plesch's book is the only up-to-date work on the type of high vacuum systems (HVS) used by chemists and it is the first ever to describe in detail the actual construction, manifold uses, method of operation, and final dismantling of an HVS. It includes descriptions of a very wide range of devices for making measurements (conductivity, spectra, kinetics, etc.) in vacuum. The author draws on over 40 years of his own experiences and those of others in many parts of the world, and many of the tricks and gadgets have not been published before. The book will be an essential companion on the bench of every chemist involved in the synthesis of, or measurements on, air-sensitive compounds.

    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … a very useful addition to the bookshelf and one which, by advocating simplicity of operation, will give the reader confidence to use high vacuum systems in dealing with air-sensitive compounds …' Chemistry in Britain

    ' … an essential companion on the bench of every chemist …' Laboratory News

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521675475
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.266kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Fundamentals
    2. The main vacuum line
    3. Appliances and procedures
    4. Purification, including drying
    5. Doing chemistry with high vacuum systems.

  • Author

    P. H. Plesch, Keele University

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.