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- 06/06/2016

Flexible microwave synthesis platform

Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today

Microwave technology is changing the way to design and optimize synthetic protocols as well as their scaling up to multi-gram production!
Today microwave assisted synthesis has become a cutting-edge technology across the pharmaceutical, biotech, polymers, fine- and agro-chemical industries, with thousands of units installed worldwide. The new Milestone flexiWAVE overcomes the limitation of conventional microwave synthesis devices, as it consists of a single microwave platform that, in combination with specific accessories, allows the chemists to perform classic glassware and high-pressure synthesis, as well as solid-phase reactions.
The new flexiWAVE microwave cavity has a volume in excess of 70 litres, by far the largest currently available. This allows the chemist to easily configure many different reactions setup in a very flexible environment. Starting from the classic synthesis glassware moving to high-pressure vessels working-alone or in parallel configuration, a large cavity is also fundamental to perform solid phase synthesis tasks. The flexiWAVE is equipped with a total of 1900 Watt making it the most powerful microwave platform system available for organic and inorganic synthesis. The system additionally employs a rotating diffuser that evenly distributes the microwaves throughout the cavity enabling very fast and homogeneous heating of samples from milli-gram to multi- gram preparations. The new Milestone flexiWAVE is equipped with the most advanced yet easy to use reaction sensors for the most complete control of the reaction process. When performing parallel reactions, a contact- less sensor is used to control each and every vessel, and the actual temperature values are shown on the instrument control terminal, allowing an instant visual check of the reaction conditions.