SYNTHESIS capabilities in the laboratory can be improved using a new range of modular flow systems based on the Binary Pump Module (BPM) and FlowSyn flow reactor from Uniqsis, says the company.
The original FlowSyn flow reactor is described as a one-box (but two-channel)continuous flow chemistry instrument which makes this emerging field of research accessible to any scientist.
FlowSyn handles simple homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions at the push of a button, and represents an easy, hassle-free entry into continuous flow chemistry, says Uniqsis.
The latest development in the evolution of the system is the FlowSyn Auto LF, which can automatically execute multi-step, multi-reagent experiments without supervision.
As applications for continuous flow chemistry proliferate, Uniqsis has by developing the Binary Pump Module (BPM), a stand-alone two-channel high-pressure reagent delivery system which can form the basis of a modular continuous flow system.
Users can add reactor modules of their choice to the BPM to create a modular system tailored to their specific application, with the BPM and its dedicated control software acting as a hub.
The company supplies a range of reactor modules and accessories for this, including column, coil and chip reactors, heating and cooling modules, fraction collectors and data collection and reporting modules.
The latest module in the line-up is the Polar Bear Plus Flow reactor module which offers state-of-the art cooling technology in a compact and portable package.
Delivering temperatures from -40C to +150C without the need for cardice or liquid nitrogen, it can operate independently or be controlled via the BPM as a standalone flow chemistry system.
Capable of pumping up to 100ml/min and operating at up to 200bar, the BPM is available in PTFE, stainless steel, or Hastelloy for optimum chemical compatibility.