Advanced Flexible Microwave Synthesis Platform

flexiWAVE


Advanced Flexible Microwave Synthesis Platform

Milestone has developed the duoPUR and subPUR, sub-boiling distillation systems which allow laboratories to make their own high purity acids at dramatically reduced costs.

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Complete your reactions
in minutes instead of hours!

The new Milestone flexiWAVE overcomes the limitation of conventional microwave synthesis reactors, 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.

  • Enhanced selectivity

  • Improved yields

  • Lower by-products formation and sample contamination

  • Reduced energy consumption

  • Reduced quantity of sample/chemicals (“atom economy”)

Product Specialist

Mikael Alfredsson

"Our expert in Digestion, Extraction, Syntesis and Evaporation with more than 20 years experience in the field of sales and service. Contact me for if you have questions or need a quotation"

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Last generation, dedicated microwave platform

While other manufacturers use molded plastic, Milestone uses 18/8 stainless steel construction throughout which creates the most durable, reliable, and safe microwave system available.

Largest Microwave Cavity

The flexiWAVE's microwave cavity has a volume in excess of 70 litres, by far the largest currently available. A large cavity 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.

Highest Microwave Power

The flexiWAVE is equipped with two 950 Watt magnetrons for a total of 1900 Watt making it the most powerful microwave platform system available for organic and inorganic synthesis.

Build-in Exhaust System

The flexiWAVE actually acts as a relatively small fume hood, as it incorporates a powerful exhaust system, which cools the outer surface of the reactors and provides a safe and efficient removal of vapors from the microwave cavity.

Best Reaction Control

The most advanced yet easy to use reaction sensors enable the complete control of the reaction process. Temperature can be monitored by fiber optic and infrared sensors. 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.

MW Field Homogeneity

The system employs a rotating diffuser that evenly distributes the microwaves throughout the cavity. High power coupled with the diffuser enables very fast and homogeneous heating of samples.

Magnetic Stirring

A magnetic stirrer is built-in in the flexiWAVE system. It is designed to ensure vigorous stirring of the solutions in all vessels, independently on their position in the cavity, thus assuring reliable and consistent results.

The Best Things Comes In Three

Classic Glassware

The flexiWAVE has been designed and engineered as a ‘microwave platform’, where all types of commonly used glassware can be used.
This clearly results in a very flexible system, with a wide range of applications capabilities. The Classic Glassware setup, for instance, provides the suitable apparatus for a full reaction optimization, for research or teaching purposes.
It allows the chemists to perform synthetic reactions under reflux and subsequently, any chemical reaction currently carried out with hot plates, heating mantles or oil baths, could be rapidly improved by adopting microwave technology.

  • Conventional Synthesis in Microwave Cavity

  • Destillation

  • Reflux

  • Reagent Addition

  • Easy Sampling

  • Adapter

     

  • Fiber optic temperature sensor
  • Infrared temperature sensor
  • 500 mL glass flask
  • Weflon support
  • Magnetic stirrer

High-Pressure

Stubborn reactions are typically carried out in refluxing conditions, using high boiling solvents such as xylenes, 1,2-dichlorobenzene and N-methyl pyrrolidone.
High boiling solvents are then difficult to remove upon workup, especially as reaction scale increases.
The High-Pressure setup is capable of replacing reflux devices, moving from high boiling solvents to low boiling solvents. Moreover, high temperature reactions (up to 300 °C) can be used. The benefits are well known and documented in terms of easier work-up and products purity.
Up to 15 high-pressure vessels may be used simultaneously for parallel synthesis.

  • High Pressure and Temperature

  • Faster Reaction Rate

  • Switching from High Boiling Point Solvent to Lower One

  • Single-Vessel or Parallell Synthesis

  • Adapter

     

  • Rotating high-pressure carousel
  • High-pressure 100 ml vessel
  • Infrared Temperature sensor
  • Magnetic stirrer

Solid-Phase

Heating heterogeneous reaction mixtures, thick media or solid phase systems suffers of inhomogeneous temperature distribution and stirring difficulties using conventional microwave instruments. The innovative Solid-Phase setup offers the unique capability of physically rotating the reaction vessel, to achieve very homogenous bulk heating of slurries, viscous and solid reaction mixtures media. The reaction temperature is controlled by a contact-less infrared sensor. Furthermore, the Solid-Phase setup allows operations under normal atmosphere, inert gas, and vacuum. Functionalization and modifications of materials, polycondensation, coating, and dehydration of natural oils are some of the most common applications.

  • Homogeneous Heating of Solid Mixture

  • No Wall Effect

  • Easy Removal of Volatile By-Products

  • Solution Concentration During the Reaction Process

  • Vacuum port

     

  • 45° tilted rotating glass reactor (2,5 L or 300 mL)
  • Infrared Temperature sensor

EasyCONTROL
Operating Software

The flexiWAVE is controlled via a compact terminal with an easy-to-read, bright, fullcolour, touchscreen display. The terminal is provided with multiple USB and Ethernet ports for interfacing the instrument to external devices and to the local laboratory network. The terminal runs a completely new user-friendly, icon-driven, multi-language software to provide easy control of the microwave run. Simply recall a previously stored method or create a new one, press ‘START’ and the system will automatically follow the user defined temperature utilizing a sophisticated PID algorithm. Furthermore, all reaction parameters can be modify “on-the-fly”, thus assuring the highest flexibility of operation..

SafeVIEW System

The flexiWAVE SafeVIEW is a high definition digital camera interfaced with the instrument terminal. It allows the chemist to monitor the progress of the chemical reaction whilst fully protected by the all-stainless steel door of the instrument. A video of the entire run is shown in real time allowing to follow the reaction and the additions of reagents to be followed.

The Game Changer in Microwave Assisted Synthesis

synthWAVE


The Game Changer in Microwave Assisted Synthesis

The Milestone synthWAVE is designed for safe, reliable and reproducible scale-up of microwave enhanced chemical reactions. The synthWAVE is capable of higher temperature and pressure than any other microwave reactors.

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Unique technology
for high pressure capabilities

Milestone synthWAVE features the unmatched Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) patented technology that ensures scale, reaction screening, highest temperature and pressure. It is able to handle single or multiple reactions at temperatures up to 300 °C and pressures up to 199 bar.
Incredibly easy to use, the synthWAVE with SRC technology allows the chemist to run large-scale batch and parallel reactions like never before. Small-scale synthesis methods are easily transferred to the SynthWAVE.

  • Minutes, not hours

  • Improved yields

  • Enhanced selectivity

  • Low energy consumption

  • Sustainable approach

Product Specialist

Mikael Alfredsson

"Our expert in Digestion, Extraction, Syntesis and Evaporation with more than 20 years experience in the field of sales and service. Contact me for if you have questions or need a quotation"

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New horizons in microwave chemical synthesis

  • Stirrer

  • Reaction Chamber

  • Waveguide

  • Magnetron

SRC Technology

Milestone’s unique Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology overcomes the limitations of current microwave synthesis instrumentation. A PTFE lined, 1 L stainless steel reaction chamber serves also as microwave cavity. The design of the microwave source perfectly match the cavity shape for optimum microwave distribution and fast, even heating. The chamber is prepressurized with gas to prevent boiling of the solution, and is equipped with mechanical and magnetic stirrers. The microwave cavity is water cooled, which greatly reduces reaction cooling time and increases productivity.

Safety

Like all Milestone products, the synthWAVE has been designed with operator safety of paramount importance. A thick acrylic shield surrounds the work area, and it lowers into position automatically as the chamber is closed. A microwave run cannot be started unless the chamber clamp is in position, and the clamp cannot be released until the chamber is cool, and pressure has been released. The PID controller continuously monitors temperature and pressure, instantaneously adjusting microwave power to control even highly exothermic reactions.

Software-Controlled Stirrer

The synthWAVE features a powerful stirrer, which ensures vigorous stirring in the 1L PTFE vessel, or in all vials whenever a rack is used, thus assuring reliable and consistent results.

How the syntWAVE works

  • Acrylic Safety Shield

     

  • Overhead Stirrer
  • Gas Outlet
  • Gas Inlet
  • In-situ sampling easily and conveniently sample reaction products at any time during the experiment.
  • Analog pressure gauge
  • 15-place rack
  • Temperature sensor
  • PTFE 1 L vessel
  • Exhaust system
  • Clamps
  • Dawar flasks
  • Control terminal

Rack and Vials

Reactions can be carried out directly in the 1L PTFE vessel, or in multiple vials. Vials are available in glass (disposable), quartz or PTFE, fitted with loose PTFE caps to ensure pressure equalization. Available rack configurations include 4, 5, 15 and 22 positions. The synthWAVE sample racks fit easily on a balance, so reagents can be weighed directly into vials already loaded into a rack. No vessel assembly or disassembly is required, and with the disposable glass vials, no cleaning step is needed, greatly increasing work efficiency

Faster Screening

Multiple reactions are carried out simultaneously under exactly the same temperature and pressure conditions - even using different solvents. Quickly and easily evaluation of different catalysts, solvents and reaction conditions.

Operate in Modified Conditions

Simply add an inert gas to achieve an inert environment. Add hydrogen or oxygen to produce a reducing or oxidizing atmosphere respectively. Speed up reactions with gas molecule insertion using gases such as CO or CO2.


EasyCONTROL Operating Software

synthWAVE is controlled via a compact terminal with an easy-to-read, bright, fullcolour, touchscreen display. The terminal is provided with multiple USB and Ethernet ports for interfacing the instrument to external devices and to the local laboratory network.
The terminal runs a completely new user-friendly, icon-driven, multi-language software to provide easy control of the microwave run. Simply recall a previously stored method or create a new one, press ‘START’ and the system will automatically follow the user defined temperature utilizing a sophisticated PID algorithm. Furthermore, all reaction parameters can be modify “on-the-fly”, thus assuring the highest flexibility of operation.

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SKANDINAVISKA GENETEC AB

Genetec is a member of the same family of companies as Kovalent. Both companies share the same set of values and are in many ways integrated with each other. The main difference between the two companies are their products. Kovalent is involved in system solutions including instrumentation and Genetec is mainly working with consumables. The focus of Genetec is chromatography accessories. You are welcome to visit their state of the art web shop: genetec.se