ThalesNano Launches X-Cube – A Bench Top High Pressure High Temperature Flow Reactor System
Product News May 07, 2007
ThalesNano Inc., has launched the latest of its Cube™ flow reactor series, X-Cube™, which is now commercially available and validated with several important chemistry applications.
The X-Cube™ is a high-temperature, high-pressure bench top flow reactor designed to enable complex, difficult and dangerous reactions to be performed safely.
The X-Cube™ allows organic reactions to be performed in a flow manner, combining the use of temperatures and pressures up to 200oC and 150 bar (2175 psi) respectively and catalyst/reagent cartridge system (CatCart™).
As an upgraded version of the earlier product, the X-Cube can carry out in a fixed bed reactor mode gas-liquid and liquid-liquid reactions.
The X-Cube™ system is optionally supported by an autosampler to perform automated combinatorial synthesis or process optimization. Its twin reactors are ideal for forming in situ reagents and reacting them on the spot. The easily controllable reactor is relieving chemists from having to perform demanding and repetitive jobs, the company says.
Dr. Laszlo Urge, CEO commented: "This new product represents another milestone in building our branded Cube series to bring difficult reactions to the everyday chemist's bench. Chemists will now be able to carry out reactions easily under conditions that they could not do with traditional methods earlier.”
Urge continued: “The system is also applicable to performing catalyst screening using fixed bed reactor technology. It is going to complement our own in-house automated high throughput catalyst screening service portfolio, that is already a popular package among our customers.”
“X-Cube™ is applicable to biocatalysis as well. The regularly extended CatCart collection will make the use of X-Cube™ convenient and user friendly for all chemists. This product like our other products will be useful for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, fragrance, petrochemical and other chemistry related industries, as well as for academic use."
Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President and Chairman at ThalesNano said "The launch of this new product underlines that we are executing a strategy and building a product portfolio in the flow chemistry area.
Our product portfolio is designed to provide integrated solutions to the chemical industry from bench to larger scale chemistries and could help solve some of the bottlenecks in the R&D areas."