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Vapourtec in full flow at IMRET 2018


Date: 15 October 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2018 International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology (IMRET) in Karlsruhe, Germany on the 21st – 24th October.

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The future of electrochemistry with the Vapourtec Ion


Date: 10 October 2018 | Categories: Headline News, News

Vapourtec has developed the Ion electrochemical reactor, a pioneering electrochemical reactor that will lead to more efficient, precise, consistent, and scalable electrochemical synthesis offering potential routes for novel compounds and building blocks together with possible new manufacturing processes.

Generating non-stabilised diazo compounds photochemically


Date: 10 October 2018 | Category: News

Here we present our latest application note: Synthesis of a pharmaceutical intermediate by cross-coupling with non-stabilised diazo compounds.
Aryl-alkyl cross-couplings represent one of the most important strategies available in synthesis. The use of continuous flow for aryl-alkyl cross-coupling has previously been mostly restricted to metal-catalysed methods; the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling, for example. This application note is based on a method published by Prof. Steven Ley and his group at the University of Cambridge, which uses a UV-150 continuous flow photochemical reactor, equipped with a 9 Watt,  310 nm low pressure mercury lamp to safely access highly reactive diazo compounds.

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Current control Electrochemistry Vapourtec Ion

Date: 13 September 2018 | Category: News

Current blog, “Controlling the electrons” discusses how the power of the Ion electrochemical reactor is controlled and what information it can give us. Next blog, “What’s brown, and highly corrosive?” available from Wednesday 26th September, describes using elemental bromine in continuous flow. The blog is updated every other Wednesday morning

Native chemical ligation – Photodesulfurization in flow


Date: 21 August 2018 | Category: News

In a recent publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Professor Richard Payne and his group at the University of Sydney have demonstrated a powerful flow technique for building long chain peptides, using the Vapourtec R-Series and a photochemical reactor.

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Tube with a view video - Vapourtec Blog site

Date: 16 August 2018 | Category: News

Current blog: “YouTube You Learn” explains how Vapourtec’s YouTube channel and reaction video series was started as a helpful resource for our customers worldwide.
Next blog available from Wednesday 29th of August describes temperature control in the Ion electrochemical reactor. The blog is updated every other Wednesday morning.

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Carbon electrode Vapourtec

Date: 15 August 2018 | Category: News

Current blog, “Carbon is carbon, right?” discusses the importance of electrode material choice for electrochemical reactions.

Next blog, “YouTube” available from Wednesday 15th August, describes how videos are now a powerful communication aid for flow chemistry applications.

The blog is updated every other Wednesday morning.

Vapourtec on show in India


Date: 09 August 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec’s agent in India, Vijay Kirpalani, CEO of Pi-Process Intensification Experts LLP, will present at the upcoming PharmaLytica 2018 conference in Hyderabad on the 10th – 11th August

The next generation of electrochemical reactors

electrochemical reactor kit

Date: 27 July 2018 | Category: News

After months in development flow chemistry engineering specialists Vapourtec have provided a prototype electrochemical reactor to Dr Thomas Wirth, Professor of Organic Chemistry at Cardiff University for, evaluation.

Vapourtec strikes Brazil distribution deal


Date: 23 July 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec has recently secured a distribution partnership with Brazilian firm AuTeC  (Automation Technologies for Chemistry) that could open up new markets for its flow chemistry technologies across the South American continent.

Towards Scaling Gas-Liquid Photocycloadditions


Date: 19 July 2018 | Category: News

In a recent publication to ChemPhotoChem, a team from Merck in New Jersey, USA, fronted by Dr Emily Corcoran and Dr Francois Levesque, discuss challenges that can be encountered during a photochemical synthesis.

Multienzyme conversion of amines to alcohols


Date: 16 July 2018 | Category: News

Associate professor Francesca Paradisi and her group at the University of Nottingham have recently described in Nature Catalysis how they have used column reactors on the Vapourtec R-Series to perform a cascade of enzyme reactions that demonstrate remarkable ability in converting amines to primary or secondary alcohols, while exerting significant control over the stereochemistry.

Vapourtec focus on automation at Dial-a-Molecule

RS-400 at dial-a-molecule

Date: 06 July 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec will be present at the forthcoming Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2018 (9th – 10th July, iHUB, Imperial College London) where the scientific community gathers to explore the latest developments in enabling technologies.

Vapourtec will be demonstrating a range of innovative flow chemistry technologies including the R-Series flow chemistry system, the UV-150 photochemical reactor, the SF-10 pump and the Vapourtec API. 

World scientific experts meet in Dublin for PhotoIUPAC


Date: 05 July 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec will be attending the 52nd PhotoIUPAC (8th-13th July 2018) at University College Dublin where experts in the field of photochemistry meet to tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges including renewable energy, green chemistry, atmospheric photochemistry, single molecule microscopy and super resolution imaging.

Vapourtec strikes Poland distribution deal


Date: 28 June 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec has secured its latest distribution agreement for the supply of Flow Chemistry systems with Polish specialist laboratory supplier WITKO. This agreement expands and strengthens Vapourtec’s presence and distribution network across Europe.

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Dichlorophenylacrylonitriles as AhR Ligands – Targeting breast cancer


Date: 19 June 2018 | Category: News

In a fascinating paper recently published in ChemMedChem, Prof. Adam McCluskey and a team of collaborators from Newcastle, Australia and West Lafayette, USA have used a Vapourtec easy-Photochem and UV-150 photochemical reactor to perform a photo-bromination in continuous flow, of a highly promising series of anti-cancer compounds.

Huge flow success at ACHEMA 2018


Date: 11 June 2018 | Category: News

Vapourtec will be exhibiting in the new Flow Chemistry Pavilion at the globally renowned ACHEMA 2018 world forum for chemical engineering and the process industry.

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