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Carousel 12 Improves Productivity in a Busy R&D Lab

publication date: Jun 17, 2015
author/source: Radleys

As the pace of innovation increases, many companies are switching from the traditional process of ‘one-at-a-time’ analogue synthesis, which is time consuming and highly labour intensive, to more efficient methods. 

Carousel 12 Plus Reaction SystemThis was the case in the small, space-limited R&D laboratory at the School of Pharmaceutical Science, Sun Yat-Sen University where they wanted to improve the productivity of experiments, consistency and safety. Using their existing setup of a simple water condenser, heated magnetic stirrer and glass flask for drug synthesis / combination reactions they experienced long reaction times and with limited space, project progress was always slow.

After testing Radleys Carousel 12 Plus Reaction Station which offers twelve parallel reactions from 1 to 20ml scale, with uniform heating or cooling of each reaction tube, the laboratory purchased two units. The Laboratory Supervisor said “The Carousel 12 is very convenient for us to use and improves our efficiency”.  The lack of space is no longer a problem as 12 experiments can be run simultaneously owing to the Carousel 12’s small benchtop footprint. 

Carousel 12 Plus Reaction System features:

  • Accepts up to 12 glass tubes with a reaction volume from 1ml to 20ml.
  • Powerful, even stirring - fits on to a Carousel stirring hotplate.
  • Rapid heating to 220˚C and cooling to -78˚C.
  • Quick to set-up and easy to use.
  • Easy viewing of tube contents during experiments.
  • Removable water-cooled reflux head.
  • Perform reactions under an inert atmosphere.
  • Fluoropolymer coating for chemical resistance and easy cleaning.
  • PTFE caps feature a ‘quick-thread’ for fast attachment to glass tubes.
  • Removable reflux head allows reaction tubes to be transferred between heated base, cooled base or stand.

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