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 Vapourtec plays a major role in Flow Chemistry breakthroughs

Vapourtec has reached the notable landmark of appearing in 125 peer reviewed publications, making Vapourtec the clear leader in terms of research breakthroughs and published findings for flow chemistry systems.


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 Sun Shines on Vapourtec R-Series Down Under

Vapourtec’s R-Series flow chemistry system has played its part in another significant breakthrough with the development in Australia of a brand new sun cream based on mimicking the natural protection to sunlight created by coral in the Great Barrier Reef.


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 The Future of Photochemistry with Vapourtec’s UV-150

Vapourtec has developed the UV-150, a pioneering photochemical reactor that will lead to more efficient, precise, consistent, safe and scalable photochemical synthesis offering potential routes for novel compounds and building blocks together with possible new manufacturing processes.


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 Green Chemistry hits full flow with China UK partnership

Vapourtec (Suffolk, UK) has recently signed a pioneering, 3 year agreement with Nanjing University of Technology (NJUT) in China to establish a joint research centre in the fast growing, hi-tec field of flow chemistry.



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 Laboratory Teaching Manual Available

Teaching the principals and benefits of continuous flow chemistry is now commonplace in University and Industrial settings alike. 

To facilitate this process, Vapourtec has developed (in conjunction with the New Synthetic Methods Group at the University of Connecticut) a set of laboratory teaching materials including  practical teaching experiments (9 examples).

This 99 page high quality printed book is available FREE with the purchase of any E-Series system.


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Vapourtec Flow Chemistry teaching Manual





 New E-Series system launched

August 2012 - Vapourtec unveil the new E-Series range of flow chemistry systems.

Featuring the revolutionary new V3 pump, the E-Series systems are

  • Robust
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable

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 Continuous fluorination at >13g/hr

August 2012 - A new applicatio note shows the Vapourtec system in use for fluorination using DAST.

The DAST is continuously pumped (not injected using sample loops) and the final product throughput for a fully scaled up reaction is approximately 13.6g/hr


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 High Pressure Module

For certain applications higher pressures are required. The pump module features all stainless tubing and manifold, and offers pressures up to 200bar.

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Ionic Liquid Synthesis

Synthesis of some Ionic Liquids (ILs) is challenging and costly because of the extremely exothermic nature of the synthesis and the change in viscosuity during the synthesis.  Purity is often dependent on even temperature control and hence bath synthesis methods are often very slow and requrie removal of dilution solvents afterwards.


In flow, however, things are different.

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Anti-malarial drug breakthrough.

Scientists at the Max Planck institute have unveiled a breakthrough synthesis method for the drug Artimesinin that could make effective malaria treatment affordable for > 200 million worldwide sufferers.

The synthesis uses a Vapourtec flow chemistry system and a photo reactor.


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METTLER TOLEDO FlowIR integration

Vapourtec and METTLER TOLEDO have announced a collaboration.  It is now possible using Vapourtec FlowCommanderTM software to

  • View reaction characterisation data in real time in the Vapourtec FlowCommander software
  • Save FlowIR data with the FlowCommander reaction files
  • Trigger collection of reaction peaks based on the level or gradient of a predetermined trace from the FlowIR 


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Gas Liquid Reactor Available

Revolutionary tube in tube membrane reactor, compatible with all existing Vapourtec systems.

Pressurised gas diffusesinto reagent stream as it passes through the reactor. Ideal for

  • Carbonylations
  • Hydrogenations

Unique design allows gas to be supplied to heated reaction as the reaction is proceeding (rather than predissolving the gas in solvent before entering the reactor proper).  This makes it possible (for example) to carry out hydrogenation at 1M concentration.

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