Monowave 300 – A new Dimension of Microwave Synthesis
Product News May 05, 2010
With the new Monowave 300 microwave synthesis reactor, Anton Paar enters the market of compact monomode microwave synthesizers. The instrument is designed to fully meet the needs and requirements of synthesis chemists in pharmaceutical and academic research departments.
Monowave 300 is designed to provide reliability and extended operation limits for method development and optimization. Operation conditions up to 300 °C and 30 bar allow for investigations of completely new reaction pathways, thus increasing the efficiency of microwave synthesis methods. Two vial types provide scale-up with a possible tenfold volume increase from 2 to 20 mL in the individual vials.
With the highest field density available, not only polar solvents but also commonly used poor microwave absorbers, such as toluene or dioxane, can be used in high-temperature microwave protocols.
With an IR sensor and a pressure sensor integrated in the cavity cover, knowledge of all important reaction parameters is supplied at any time. Simultaneous temperature sensing with a Plug and Play immersing ruby thermometer provides the utmost accuracy in reaction control. Due to thorough calculation of the required power, thermal overshoots at the target temperature are prevented.
The intuitive touchscreen user interface provides easy methods programming, on-the-fly parameter changes and the in-situ generation of experimental reports. USB or Ethernet connection allows immediate printing of reports and reaction results on local or network printers.
This entire package makes Monowave 300 the powerhouse solution for microwave synthesis in academic and industrial research labs, bringing method development and optimization to a new level. Impressive heating rates even at the maximum filling volume make laborious re-optimization steps obsolete. Various chemical transformations can be performed efficiently in varying scale. Stored optimized protocols can be accessed by any user and replicated at any time resulting in identical quality, purity and yield for individual runs.