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Flow Chemistry Reactors


Syrris is the world leader in flow chemistry, chemical scale-up, batch chemistry reactor systems, and reaction calorimetry solutions.
As the dedicated distributor for Syrris in Ireland, Lab Unlimited now has available in the product portfolio, Syrris’s award-winning flow chemistry systems in lab, pilot plant and production scales.

What is Flow Chemistry?

Flow Chemistry is the process of performing chemical reactions in a continuous pipe or tube. This chemical process is also known as continuous flow chemistry or plug flow microchemistry.

How it Works?

The experts at Syrris explain:flow-chem “Reagents are pumped together at a mixing junction and the flow continues down a temperature-controlled tube or pipe. The ratio of the reactants is controlled by their concentrations and relative flow rates. The rapid mixing and large surface area to volume ratio provides excellent reproducibility and control of a chemical process.”

Why Flow Chemistry?

As chemical reactions can occur faster, cleaner and especially, more reproducible in flow chemistry, some say it is more beneficial than traditional batch techniques. Not only that but, because it is able to maintain great mixing and heat transfer, scale up of chemical processes is made more seamless.

What do I need?

There are four key items in the basis of Flow Chemistry.
Syringe Pump: accurate pumping performance is perhaps the most important part of the system, without it you lose the main benefits of flow chemistry.

Microreactor: the more versatile and flexible the better. Especially in volume, to allow a large range of residence times, give excellent mixing/heat transfer and provide good visibility where possible.

Pressure: amongst other benefits of pressure to this chemical process, it allows superheating of the reaction mixture which can dramatically increase reaction time.

Product Collector: when using flow chemistry, you can collect as many material as you need without the restriction of reactor size. This means that small amounts can be collected for reaction optimization and larger quantities for scale up applications.

What is Available?

Syrris offers two versatile, modular and robust systems: the Asia and the Titan. Their versatility is what makes them a great addition to not only R&D laboratories, but also for chemical process scale up (pilot plant and manufacturing).

Want to know more about Flow Chemistry?

Contact our Sales Team or Download the Brochure.

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