Understanding the Performance of a Microfluidic Electrolysis Cell
This paper aims to bridge the knowledge gap between microfluidic synthetic organic chemistry and optimised microfluidic organic electrosynthesis.
The publication describes the optimisation of a previously characterised anodic methoxylation reaction in respect to charge efficiency, selectivity, conversion and product formation rate with the fractional conversion rate being dramatically increased.
It is concluded that the Electrochemical cell allows synthesis of several grams per hour with good selectivity.
The Asia Flux is a compact module - just 16cm (6.3inches) wide - and enables unique selectivity and chemical transformations, not possible with other techniques, to be performed quickly and easily.
The module offers a wide range of benefits including electrochemical activation of chemical reagents enabling selectivity and transformations impossible by other techniques, reduction in reagent use and electrosynthesis of drug metabolites. This no tools, compact and easy to use system is compatible with a range of other Asia modules or can be used as a stand-alone unit. The Asia Flux is ideal for multi-step reactions and applications such as: anodic oxidations, cathodic reductions and synthesis of drug metabolites.
The Atlas Syringe Pumps - versatile volumetric dosing and/or sampling
The Atlas Syringe Pumps allow 2 independent refilling flows, one continuous flow, reaction sampling, intelligent control of pH and temperature dependant dosing. The Pumps consist of two syringes and multi port valves and can be controlled from the front panel, by a Reactor Master, an Atlas Base or PC software.
The two syringes (with up to 8 port valves) can be configured into a variety of configurations. As each port can be used to aspirate from or dispense to, the pump can be used as "one to many", "many to one", an autosampler or one continuous flow. A wide range of syringe sizes are available from 50µm to 50ml.
Spanish biotechnology company Midatech Biogune is taking advantage of our Atlas Potassium reactor system with Atlas Syringe Pump XL to produce custom-made functionalized gold nanoparticles for medicinal use. Find out more here...