It was the 20th anniversary meeting for the UKASF (UK Automation Synthesis Forum) earlier this month at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire in the UK. Asynt and Uniqsis presented some new technologies for Photochemical Synthesis at this prestigious event: both a new batch photo reactor tool,”PhotoVap”, and a scaleable flow chemistry photo reactor, “PhotoSyn”.
One of these, the Asynt “PhotoVap”, adapts any standard rotary evaporator into a photo synthesiser and is the brainchild of chemists at the University of Nottingham, UK – led by Mike George, and including Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Dr Charlotte Clarke.
With some interesting results proven already we are excited to work with the University in developing the apparatus. You can read the published report here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00257?journalCode=oprdfk
Pre-production units are currently under trial at Nottingham and we hope to make them commercially available early in 2017.
Get in touch if this might be of interest for your lab!