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The Vapourtec R-Series platform permits up to 4 reactors of various types to be used together in any configuration, and controls the temperature of each reaction step independently. Scroll down to see the range of different reactors available.
Vapourtec uses a unique method of controlling reactor temperature.
The reactor coil or column is housed inside an insulated glass manifold, inside which heated or cooled is circulated.
Up to 4 of these can be clicked onto a single R4 reaction heater.
Coil tube reactors, therefore, do not need to be wound tightly round any sort of former to achieve thermal conductivity, so as a result have little or no physical stress and are also kept at a uniform temperature with no hotspots. This results in more precise control of reaction temperature and long reactor life.
Reactors can be switched in seconds with no tools.
The advantages of the Vapourtec temperature control system are manyfold
- Temperature is measured at the reactor wall so control is extremely accurate.
- Because of the low thermal inertia, the systems moves between temperature setpoints extremely quickly
- For PFA reactors and glass columns, the reaction is fully visible at all times. (With temperatures above 150oC, however, stainless steel reactors are used)
UV-150 Photochemical reactor
Standard PFA coil tube reactor
Standard high temperature coil tube reactor
Low temperature PFA coil tube reactor
Standard column reactor
Cooled column reactor
Heated Mixer reactor
And. like a standard tube reactor:
More details here
Gas / Liquid Reactor
Copper Coil Reactor
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|Q||What is the maximum volume reactor available|
|A||With PFA tube reactors, it is possible to have a total of 4 x 10ml = 40ml for a single reaction stage. With stainless steel, however , it is possible to have a total of 4 x 25ml = 100ml.|
|Q||Can I wind my own reactor coils|
|A||No. Vapourtec insist on fully testing all new reactors at elevated temperature and pressure as part opf the manufacture process. However, see next question.|
|Q||How many cycles will a reactor last ?|
|Vapourtec reactors are not consumable items. They can be (and usually are) used for years without replacement. Replacement reactors are only required if a reactor become irretrievably blocked by precipitation.|