Radleys Describes the Concept of a Multi-Scale Synthesis Workstation
Product News Apr 26, 2007
Radleys have published a new synthesis Application Bulletin that describes the concept of a multi-scale synthesis workstation that chemists may use with minimal set-up, simply adding or removing specific modules to suit their application.
The multi-scale synthesis workstation comprises a closed-loop water chiller, a stirring hotplate, a choice of plug-in synthesis modules plus water and gas distribution manifolds.
At the heart of the multi-scale synthesis workstation are two water manifolds designed to allow cooling water from a single source to be evenly distributed to multiple condensers and then the flow recombined to one return/drain tube.
Each water manifold contains a series of 5 shut-off valves that automatically open when a connector is plugged in, and close and seal when the connector is removed. Consequently synthesis/reaction modules can be simply plugged in or removed from the workstation rapidly and without water spills.
Similar to the water distribution manifold the gas/vacuum distribution manifold allows gas or a vacuum from a single source to be evenly distributed to up to 5 reactions making it ideally suited for both vacuum and gas purging.
The company says that, instead of using traditional mains water supply the multi-scale synthesis workstation uses a chiller to provide cooling water. Able to service up to 5 standard condensers simultaneously, the Minichiller reduces water consumption, ensures constant cooling, unaffected by variations in water pressure.