Reactors, Vessels & Vials

For high-throughput sample preparation

Crimp-neck and screw cap sample vials

A range a different crimp-neck and screw cap sample vials and reactors is available for a vast range of purposes. compliant with its proprietary overhead gravimetric dispensing of solids, liquids, viscous liquids, pastes, waxes directly into the blenders. Many procedures such as evaporation of solvents or filtration/extraction can be performed via the integration of designated robotic tools.

Main features:

  • Vortex mixing
  • Temperature control
  • Evaporation of solvents (optional evaporation tool is required)
  • Reflux (optional reflux tool is required)
  • Filtration (optional filtration head is required)
  • Capping, de-capping, screw capping and transport of reactors (work under pressure/multi-step synthesis
  • Vial size: 0.2 mL to 100 mL
  • Temperature range: -20 °C to 50 °C
  • Vortex speed: 100 rpm to 1400 rpm

For high-throughput and high-output synthesis (discovery)

Reactor arrays for parallel or combinatorial syntheses
A number of different reactor arrays, particularly for parallel or combinatorial syntheses are available, allowing for most of the standard synthetic manipulations even under inert atmosphere or pressure, compliant with its proprietary overhead gravimetric dispensing of solids, liquids, viscous liquids, pastes, waxes directly into the blenders.

Main features:

  • Up to 288 parallel reactions on one platform based on e.g. 8 mL scale
  • Efficient temperature control, either per array or per reactor (optional)
  • Integrated reflux, filtration and solid phase extraction device
  • Efficient yet gentle vortex mixing, even while accessing the reactor
  • Inert atmosphere for sensitive reagents or inert reaction conditions:
    • Inertization of the reactors (vacuum inert gas cycles)
    • Inertization of the entire workstations enclosed hood
  • Pseudomechanical stirring for viscous liquids or slurries (optional)
  • Integration of internal temperature or pH probes (optional)
  • Reactor volume: 0.2 mL to 100 mL
  • Temperature range: -70 °C to 200 °C
  • Maximum pressure: 100 bar
  • Vortex range: 100 rpm to 1400 rpm

 

For high-output process research

Individually controlled tank reactors

For highly demanding synthetic processes as well as for process parameter evaluation, totally individually controlled tank reactors have been developed, compliant with its proprietary overhead gravimetric dispensing of solids, liquids, viscous liquids, pastes, waxes directly into the blenders. Up to 36 reactors simulating 3-5 liter reactors can be integrated on one platform.

Main features:

  • Highly resistant materials (glass or stainless steel), other materials or coatings upon request
  • Baffles and stirrers of choice, with hollow shaft for overhead liquid or solid dispensing
  • Up to 8 individual controlled continuous feed per reactor
  • Independent double jacket heating and cooling
  • Independent overhead stirring
  • Integrated reflux condenser
  • Automated reactor closure, e.g. for reactions at elevated pressure
  • Individual control of feed (gases and liquids) via ambient or high pressure syringe pumps with a large flow rate range and minimum dead volume for downscaled feed rates
  • Individual measurement of process parameters such as internal/jacket temperature (=calorimetry data), pressure, pH, stirrer speed and power uptake (=pseudo viscosity data) etc.
  • Vacuum and filtration capabilities
  • pH monitoring and control
  • Vacuum for different purposes: inertization, crystallization,…
  • Extraction, filtration, evaporation, crystallization, distillation
  • Vessel-to-vessel transfer
  • Distillation and Dean Stark water trap interface (optional)
  • Interfaces with different probes such as pH, calorimetry, UV/VIS etc. (optional)
  • Reactor volume: 100mL, 250mL, 1000mL
  • Stirrer speed: 50 rpm to 1200 rpm
  • Temperature range: -20 °C to 250 °C (optionally -50 °C to 180 °C or 0 °C to 350 °C)
  • Maximum pressure: 100 bar

For high-throughput and high-output formulation and characterization

Individually controlled formulation reactors/blenders

For virtually unrestricted formulation methodologies. In order to investigate both the raw material and the parameter space, Chemspeed has developed fully individually controlled formulation reactors/blenders compliant with its proprietary overhead gravimetric dispensing of solids, liquids, viscous liquids, pastes, waxes directly into the blenders.

Up to 36 reactors can be integrated on one platform.

Main features:

  • Individual powerful stirring for each formulation vessel for highest mixing, dissolving, emulsification power
  • Continuous stirring and scraping, even during the gravimetric addition of powders or highly viscous reagents
  • Iindividually controlled scrapers for maximum formulation quality
  • Individual temperature control with internal and jacket PT100 probes
  • Continuous feed pumps for the transfer of premixes
  • Various stirrer designs such as dissolver disk, rotor-stator etc.
  • Access to process parameters such as stirrer power (=pseudo viscosity)
  • pH measurement and control (optional)
  • Large choice of pre-formulation vessels (magnetically stirred, shaken, heated, cooled vessels, reactors, high pressure reactors, disposable vials, etc.)
  • Stirrer speed: 100 rpm to 6000 rpm
  • Scraper speed: 20 rpm to 200 rpm
  • Temperature range: -50 °C to 250 °C (+/- 0.1 °C)
  • Reactor volume: 100 mL

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