Tag: Asynt

A reactor at meso scale for when microfluidics would clog

Meso-scale reactor developed by Asynt and University of Bath plugs, for when micro reactors would clog by crystallisation

MANY laboratory processes and reactions can be operated effectively at the micro scale, taking advantage of the growing usefulness of microfluidic technologies and micro-reactors. But many real-world operations involve suspended solids or other particles, which make micro-technologiess ineffective because the…

Lab reactor promises simplified scale-up

A compact new benchtop laboratory reactor from Asynt has the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of reaction vessels, with volumes from just 100ml to five litres. The ReactoMate Datum is a controlled lab reactor (CLR) that allows chemists to…

Gas generator boosts chiral chromatography

INSTALLATION of a nitrogen generator in the laboratory has improved workflow and reduced delays at a Nottingham-based chiral separations company, says gas generator manufacturer Asynt. Reach Separations specialises in chiral chromatography for the analysis and purification of small molecules. The…

Heating block is safer and faster than oil bath

A SAFER, more productive method of heating samples in a variety of laboratory glassware is the promise of the DrySyn Multi from Asynt.   This device converts any standard laboratory hotplate stirrer into a reaction block which can accommodate up to three…

Storing light sensitive materials in the lab

MANY laboratory samples are sensitive to degradation by light, presenting particular challenges in handling and storage.   Now Asynt has launched a new range of black screw-top centrifuge tubes which will solve this problem for many users, providing secure storage of…

Multiply the water supplies in a fume cupboard

A COMMON practice when multiple condensers are deployed in laboratory fume cupboards is to daisy-chain the devices in series. This can be effective, but means that the chilling effect of the water is not uniform. Asynt says its water manifold…

Scaling-up production of functionalised silicas

TURNAROUND time and batch-to-batch efficiency have been improved at Phosphonics, while scaling-up production of its range of functionalised silicas, using a specially adapted Asynt 20litre ReactoMate reactor system. Phosphonics, based in Abingdon, UK, has developed a range of functionalised silicas…

High pressure reactions in parallel

DESIGNED to be used in conjunction with a simple benchtop magnetic stirrer or stirrer/hotplate, the Asynt Parallel High Pressure Reactor is described as a cost-effective lightweight unit suitable for stirred or non-stirred applications. The reactor can be configured to suit…

Putting the heat into crystallisation method development

A CUSTOM Asynt dry heating block is currently in use at the Wilson structural chemistry research group at the University of Bath, UK, is a project to simplify and accelerate crystallisation method development. The researchers are selectively controlling polymorph formation,…

Keeping cool in crystallisation studies

CRYSTALLISATION studies and screening of polymorphs needs stable sub-ambient temperatures, traditionally provided by ice baths and jacketed reaction vessels. This approach can be messy in the laboratory, requires a supply of ice, and is limited to temperatures around freezing (0C).…