January 16-17 will be days to remember for the Department of Chemistry. Modern instrumentation for flow synthesis was installed and a bunch of enthusiastic users from the section of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry received training on the new system.
This installation represents a leap from equipment invented in the era of the alchemy (the glass flask) into modern computerized flow-chemistry instrumentation. It is a highly modular and versatile system composed by several feeding pumps, reactor manifolds and thus also various types of reactors. The control and monitoring program also allows combining in-house developed and third party equipment. The instrumentation is designed, produced and delivered by Vapourtec.