High-precision laboratory instruments manufacturer Anton Paar presents the Monowave EDU, a new microwave synthesis reactor designed to meet the essential demands of academic researchers.
Monowave EDU supports students and teachers getting started in organic synthesis through minimised reaction times and well-controlled, reproducible results. Monowave EDU is an ideal replacement for antiquated, less scientific approaches such as random synthesis using domestic microwaves.
Domestic microwaves were earlier used for microwave-assisted synthesis and had drawbacks such as lack of safety, control and precision for good chemistry. In fact, many major publishing houses won’t accept papers based on work with domestic microwaves. Among all approaches to organic synthesis, a dedicated microwave reactor is the most efficient, reliable and convenient option.
The Monowave EDU helps reduce classic synthesis times drastically. For instance, at the high pressures and temperatures safely achieved using Monowave EDU, the synthesis of benzimidazoles can be performed in 4 seconds at 250°C and 21 bar, instead of in 9 weeks, at 25°C under atmospheric pressure. Users can save additional time by employing Anton Paar’s silicon carbide vessels instead of glass vessels during synthesis.
Monowave EDU is designed for simple operation with intuitive software and a large coloured display. Monowave EDU’s pressure control feature regulates the temperature for safety once the maximum permissible pressure is reached, and keeps reactions running instead of cutting them off. This pressure measurement capability is fully integrated in the instrument.
Monowave EDU comes at a budget-friendly price, and helps universities and research facilities with ongoing cost savings through reusable consumables.
Monowave EDU microwave synthesis reactors are available in Australia and New Zealand at MEP Instruments .