The flexiWAVE has been thought and engineered as a ‘microwave platform,’ where all types of commonly used glassware could be used. This clearly results in a very flexible system with a wide range of applications capabilities. The Classic Glassware setup provides suitable apparatus for a full reaction optimization for research or teaching purposes. It allows the chemists to perform synthetic reactions under reflux and, in this manner, any chemical reaction currently carried out with hot plates, heating mantles or oil baths, could be rapidly improved by adopting microwave technology.
• Conventional synthesis in a microwave cavity
• Reagents addition
• Easy Sampling
Stubborn reactions are typically carried out in refluxing conditions, using high boiling solvents such as xylenes, 1,2-dichlorobenzene and N-methyl pyrrolidine. High boiling solvents are then difficult to remove upon workup, especially as reaction scale increases. The High-Pressure setup can replace reflux devices, moving from high boiling solvents to low boiling solvents. Moreover, high temperature reactions (up to 300 °C) can be achieved and up to 15 high-pressure vessels may be used simultaneously for parallel synthesis. The benefits are well known and documented in terms of easier work-up and higher purity of final product.
• High pressure and temperature
• Faster reaction rate
• Switching from high boiling point solvents to lower boiling point solvents
• Single vessel or parallel synthesis
Heating heterogeneous reaction mixtures, thick media or solid phase systems suffers from inhomogeneous temperature distribution and stirring difficulties using conventional microwave instruments. The innovative Solid-Phase setup offers the unique capability of physically rotating the reaction vessel, to achieve homogenous bulk heating of slurries, viscous and solid reaction mixtures media. The reaction temperature is controlled by a contact-less infrared sensor. Furthermore, the Solid-Phase setup allows operations under normal atmosphere, inert gas, and vacuum. Functionalization and modifications of materials, polycondensation, coating, dehydration of natural oils are some of the most common areas of application.
• Homogenous heating of solid mixture
• No wall effects
• Easy removal of volatile by-products
• Solution concentration during the reaction process