Asynt Ltd.introduces Baffled Controlled Lab Reactor**
Isleham, UK — By using specially designed PTFE baffle blades together with a PTFE turbine stirrer, Asynt now offers scientists a new version of their 5000 ml ReactoMate Controlled Lab Reactor system, a baffled unit that is built to mix reactions more quickly and effectively.
Asynt’s ReactoMate Baffled Controlled Lab Reactor system has been shown to improve reproducibility of results, increase selectivity and reduce potentially unwanted side reactions as a result of its ability to provide fast mixing and dispersion, for a wide range of exothermic and large scale reactions.
Most reaction vessels used by research chemists employ simple anchor or turbine stirring devices, both of which move liquid very well but usually they produce a circular direction with a vortex created in the centre.
Despite this mixing looking dramatic the time, in such devices, for reactants to mix / disperse homogeneously with anchor or turbine stirrers is relatively slow.
This may not be an issue when the reaction under study is slow and non-exothermic.
However exothermic reactions such as hydrogenation, nitration, polymerisation, acid / base neutralisation and catalysis, especially those that require efficient cooling, can be seriously affected by slow dispersion during reagent addition.
Similarly, many reactions that work well in a lab flask often, when scaled up above 1000 ml, can also suffer seriously from this dispersion issue.
In addition to the new 5000 ml system, Asynt offers a special reactor lid, baffles and stirrer for customers to upgrade their existing suitable reaction vessels. Other size ReactoMate Baffled Controlled Lab Reactor systems are available as custom orders.
For further information please visit www.asynt.com/product/reactomatereactionsystems/ (select downloads).or contact Asynt on +44-1638-781709 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asynt is a leading supplier of affordable products, consumables and services for chemists in industry and academia. With staff of trained chemists – Asynt is able to draw upon this in-depth applications knowledge to provide a high level of customer support for its DrySyn Heating Blocks, Controlled Lab Reactors, Synthesis Tools, Evaporators, Circulators, Temperature Control Systems, Vacuum Pumps and Laboratory Safety Equipment.
** Created in conjunction with IPOS – a research group contained with the University of Huddersfield, UK – see www.ipos.org.uk
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