Small Scale Photoreactor for Screening Experiments
28 Jan 2021
Asynt launches the DrySyn Illumin8 – an eight-position parallel photoreactor for research chemists.
Based upon a modified version of the company’s DrySyn OCTO reactor, the DrySyn Illumin8 allows users to run up to eight parallel photochemical reactions at a time in precision borosilicate tubes, up to 6 mL in volume. The unit mounts on a standard magnetic hotplate stirrer, enabling powerful agitation and heating (up to 80 °C). Easy-to-use connectors allow an inert atmosphere or vacuum to be applied to each reaction tube. These features, coupled with the ability to safely sample or make additions to each ongoing reaction, make the instrument suitable for consistent and reliable photochemical reaction screening experiments.
Features of the compact Illumin8 include a ring of eight, high power UV (365 nm) or blue (450 nm) light emitting diodes (LEDs) with safety interlocks to ensure light tight photochemical reactions. With each LED positioned close to a corresponding reaction tube, the instrument efficiently delivers an even photon flux to each reaction, enhancing the consistency of photochemical reactions.
Martyn Fordham, Managing Director of Asynt, said: "Until now the photochemical reactor market has been dominated by 'homemade' systems which offer inconsistent results and questionable operator safety. Our new DrySyn Illumin8 delivers an effective and efficient solution for photochemical reaction chemistry in a safe, high quality, integrated unit that offers a consistently, high performance that few commercial systems can match."