Addition of reactants under an inert atmosphere is a fundamental but extremely important technique in synthetic chemistry. Although this is achievable in many cases by using a glove box or a Schlenk-and-syringe technique, the direct addition of powder (solid) materials without contamination by air or moisture has been difficult, especially in the later stages of a reaction. Here, we offer a simple and small apparatus to realize powder addition with easy handling. Use of this apparatus permitted one-pot glycosylation reactions that required extremely dry conditions to be performed in a highly reproducible manner.
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