Scaleable Pressure Facilities
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High Force Research has the capability of carrying out scaleable pressurised reactions within our specialised pressure vessels allowing reactions to be undertaken on a variety of scales ranging from milligrams to hundreds of grams.
This allows our chemists to conduct synthetic transformations which may be difficult to achieve via alternative strategies, giving us flexibility in our approach to solving synthetic chemistry problems.
Typical synthetic transformations that can be carried out utilising these reactors are hydrogenationations, dehydrogenations, selective oxidations, aminations, carbonylations, hydroformylations, hydrations and more specific asymmetric catalysis. Some examples of the chemistry conducted at HFR are shown below.
The Chemistry Conducted at HFR
Examples of High-Pressure Chemical Transformations
HFR Pressure Equipment
Our low-pressure equipment encompasses a range of glass autoclaves, from 100 mL Ken Kimble pressure vessels, up to 5 L Ace glass pressure vessels.
These specific reactor vessels can tolerate pressures up to 40 psi and temperatures up to 100 C. Furthermore, the use of harsh acidic conditions within the reaction media can also be tolerated, making these vessels diverse in their usage.
To complement our low-pressure facilities, we have three high-pressure vessels which can tolerate pressures up to 600 psi and temperatures up to 600 C.
These vessels are available at both 2 and 7 litre capacity, allowing reactions to be scaled easily.
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