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Entry-level flow chemistry systems

10th April 2017

Posted By Paul Boughton


FlowLab and FlowLab Cold systems

Available in a choice of configurations the Uniqsis FlowLab range are affordable and easy-to-use flow chemistry systems for use in research, education and for those wishing to try flow chemistry without the associated costs of a fully automatic system.

Built around the same high quality components as used in the widely acclaimed Uniqsis  FlowSyn system, both the FlowLab and FlowLab Cold offer uncompromised performance at an entry-level price.

The FlowLab system comprises two high pressure pumps, a HotCoil coil reactor station and FlowLab system control computer.

The computer, pumps and HotCoil are connected over a LAN using an Ethernet hub. In this way, the system can be controlled remotely by Wi-Fi, allowing the control computer to be conveniently operated outside the fume hood. FlowLab Cold includes the Polar Bear Plus Flow module which provides cooling down to -40°C without the need for liquid nitrogen or solid carbon dioxide (Cardice).

The system can be further adapted using HotColumn which can accommodate up to six column reactors for catalysts or scavenging applications, or in the case of FlowLab Cold, fitted with a static reactor/mixer chip holder.

In addition, there are options to add a third HPLC pump and a second reactor module such as a HotCoil or Polar Bear Plus Flow which together provide an operating temperature range of - 40°C to +300°C.

An optional inline Flow-UV detector can also be included to monitor dispersion and help to determine the optimum point at which to begin and end product collection.

FlowLab application software provides control of the system via a step-through interface that can be learnt in minutes and is highly intuitive to use.

Programs can be designed and saved reactions run automatically, including priming and washing. The program is monitored on a real time display showing temperatures and pressures. FlowLab also automatically detects any modules that have been added to the system.





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