Retsch has developed new synthesis methods and mills, including the MM400 mixer mill, to improve the reaction process in mechanochemistry applications.
The term 'green chemistry' is commonly used to describe chemical procedures that meet specific requirements with regards to the conservation of resources and protection of the environment.
The objective is to avoid undesired by-products by selecting adequate reaction procedures and media.
A typical example is the production of biofuel, which has become an ecologically friendly alternative for many drivers.
Mechanochemistry is an effective method to carry out syntheses without solvents and by-products.
A precondition for the establishment of mechanochemistry in the industrial sector is the availability of suitable laboratory mills.
Retsch's MM400 mixer mill offers the possibility to produce sample series and influence ambient conditions, for example, by pre-cooling the grinding jars in liquid nitrogen.