THALESNANO ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF H-CUBE TUTOR®- A SIMPLE AND SAFE REACTOR TO ENABLE UNDERGRADUATES AND RESEARCHERS TO PERFORM HYDROGENATION AS PART OF THEIR DEGREE
Budapest Hungary June 7, 2007 ThalesNano Nanotechnology Inc., announced today that it has launched the latest of its CubeTM flow reactor series, H-Cube® Tutor which is now commercially available for educational purposes.
Following the H-Cube® and X-Cube® reactors, ThalesNano is proud to present the release of the latest in the flow reactor series, the H-Cube Tutor® hydrogenation reactor. The H-Cube Tutor® is the education oriented version of the original R&D Top 100 award winning hydrogenation reactor, the H-Cube®, and shares the following advantages and features: ELEVATED SAFETY, no hydrogen cylinders necessary (hydrogen is generated from water electrolysis). No catalyst filtering, weighing out, or clean up (catalysts are packed into disposable cartridges), and it can handle reaction temperatures up to 100 Co. It is easy and user friendly to operate, chemists at all level can learn how to use it in minutes.
Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President and Chairman at ThalesNano said: “Undergraduate chemists at many universities are not allowed to practice hydrogenation during their practical session, due to safety concerns with handling hydrogen cylinders and pyrophoric catalysts. It is essential for their future industrial or academic career to gain first hand practical experience with hydrogenation during their educational years, since approximately 5-10% of reactions in the whole of the chemical industry are a kind of hydrogenation.”
Dr. Laszlo Urge, CEO commented “With the launch of this new product ThalesNano have a diversified product portfolio that covers a wide market segment for the flow chemistry applications of laboratory scale synthesis from the academic to the industrial.”
For more information please refer to ThalesNano’s website at www.thalesnano.com
ThalesNano is a technology-intensive company that provides solutions for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies from all over the world. It is specialized in developing and providing microscale flow instruments for chemistry, by exploiting the benefits of combining microfluidics, mezofluidics or nanotechnology with flow chemistry.
The award winning development, H-Cube®, has been recognized as one of the 100 most technologically significant and innovative new products of 2005 by R&D Magazine is the first in a new wave of continuous-flow hydrogenation reactors. Utilizing water electrolysis to generate hydrogen, with a catalyst cartridge system and with a continuous-flow reactor, the shoe-box sized H-Cube® makes hydrogenation convenient, more efficient and less hazardous. With this equipment, reactions that are almost impossible to carry out under normal circumstances can be performed. The product is already on the market.
Contact: Laszlo Urge CEO e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org