Asynt has added the LightSyn Lighthouse photochemical reactor system to its LightSyn range in response to customer demand for higher reaction yields, ease of use, high operational safety, and competitive pricing.
The system uses new technology to channel light through a quartz rod directly into the reaction medium, maximising power intensity while keeping photon flux even throughout. It minimises the number of photons lost over distance, therefore maximising the light’s interaction with the sample to produce faster chemistry and higher reaction yields.
Suitable for any lab wishing to use larger scale benchtop photochemistry, the LightSyn Lighthouse is simple to set up and use, with built-in safety features that eliminate risk of UV light exposure. It is easily adapted to suit different sized tubes/vials, and round bottom flasks.
Initially available in single or up to three position configurations, the benchtop photochemical reactor provides heating and agitation via any magnetic hotplate stirrer and is suitable for temperatures from ambient to +80 ⁰C (or down to -30⁰C with an optional cooling ring – the temperature achieved depends upon the circulator used). In addition to inert atmosphere control, it has integral inlet and outlet ports which allow system customisation for applications including gas reactions/bubbling, programmed reaction management, sample addition or removal, and potentially flow chemistry set ups using multiple units.