ThalesNano launches low pressure version of its H-Cube Mini Plus bench top hydrogenation reactor

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ThalesNano H-Cube family members have revolutionized the way research chemists can make hydrogenation reactions by simplifying the process through the use of flow chemistry technology, electrolysis and sealed catalyst cartridges. This means no further need for hydrogen cylinders, balloons and catalyst handling or filtration, whilst reactions can be optimized in minutes. A further feature has always been the ability to access higher temperature (100 °C) and pressure (100 bar) making a wider chemical space available to scientists.

At the request of our customers we have now developed the “H-Cube Mini 9”, a low-pressure version of the latest member of the H-Cube family, the H-Cube Mini Plus. The reaction pressure reaches a max. 9 bar, to comply with regulations in countries where a maximum allowable pressure is enforced (usually to 10 bar). The H-Cube Mini 9 retains all the other features of the high-pressure version, however due to the 9 bar pressure limit can be used without special authorizations for high pressure gas usage. The H-Cube Mini 9 can be easily upgraded to 100 bar pressure after the customer has gained the necessary approvals to generate high-pressure gas.

“Our aim with the H-Cube Mini 9 is to bring safe and affordable hydrogenation to all synthetic chemists, both in industry and in academia. The H-Cube Mini Plus is extremely popular in Europe and the US, the H-Cube Mini 9 makes this technology even more accessible to our respected Japanese users,” said Alex Drijver, CEO of ThalesNano.

The H-Cube Mini 9 is available in Japan through our representative Ikeda Scientific Co. Ltd.

Contact: Mr. Satoshi Ohtsu, e-mail:

ThalesNano Launches a Multi-functional Reactor for Pyrolysis and Liquid Spray Vaporization

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThalesNano announces the launch of a new, multi-functional synthesis reactor to easily generate novel heterocyclic compounds in an environmentally friendly way. This latest innovation, the Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis Reactor, has been developed for research chemists of all disciplines, and especially in the pharmaceutical, flavour and fragrance, fine chemical and petrochemical industries as well as in academia.

The versatility and modularity of the reactor allows chemical transformations to be completed in milliseconds and also in a continuous manner for scale up purposes. The reactor operates in two modes: as a Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis reactor (FVP) in which the substrate is sublimed or distilled in vacuum through the reactor tube, or as a Continuous Liquid Spray Vaporization reactor without vacuum enabling the transformation of non-volatile materials. The extreme high temperatures of up to 1000 °C offer chemists new chemical space where they can perform a wider range of intramolecular reactions like rearrangements, ring closure or opening reactions, monomerization reactions and pyrolysis. The Flash Reactor Plus gives a quick and clean reaction enabling the synthesis of compounds that is otherwise complex or unsuccessful in traditional methods.

“Flash vacuum pyrolysis and continuous liquid spray vaporization are acknowledged methods of achieving fast clean reactions yet are largely overlooked or unexplored due to the lack of user friendly and reliable instruments. Drawing on its over 14 years of synthesis innovation ThalesNano is proud to take a further step with the implementation of the FVP, to support its customers and chemists in general to push the boundaries of what is possible in their search for new molecules.” – said Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President of ThalesNano Inc.

About ThalesNano: ThalesNano is the world leader in bench-top flow chemistry reactors. The company has the widest portfolio of bench-top continuous process instruments for the pharmaceutical, biotech, fine chemical, flavor and fragrance, petroleum/biofuel, and education markets. Its R&D 100 award winning H-Cube® and technologies based on this innovation are used in hundreds of laboratories globally and have become the new industry standard for hydrogenation. Over the years ThalesNano has developed reactors to cover a wide range of chemical space in terms of both pressure and temperature and actively promotes the adoption of flow chemistry.

For further information please contact Mr. Alexander Drijver, CEO. E-mail:


ThalesNano and University of Szeged Awarded $4.8 Million National Innovation Grant to Create Revolutionary H2-Generation and CO2 Valorization Platforms

SZEGED, Hungary, Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThalesNano and University of Szeged have won a grant as part of the highly competitive GINOP (Economic Development and Innovation Operational Program) 2.2.1-15-2017-0041 program from the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy. The project will be implemented under the Széchenyi 2020 program using funds from the European Union.

The total project budget is $4.8 million and will be spent over four-years to develop state-of-the-art platforms that combine renewable energy storage with continuous-flow electrochemical CO2 conversion to valorizable products.

The grant will allow ThalesNano and the University of Szeged to continue building on their ground-breaking expertise in electrochemistry, nanocatalysis, and continuous-flow reactor development towards inventing environmentally beneficial, and economically lucrative technologies.

In addition to platform creation, funds will be used to expand ThalesNano’s Szeged-based alternative energy R&D center, which we expect to become established at the newly built ELIPOLIS science park in 2018 and create a number of new jobs for the area.

In a joint statement, Dr. Ferenc Darvas (President of ThalesNano), Dr. Janaky Csaba (Project Research Director-University of Szeged), Richard Jones (Project Director-ThalesNano), and Alex Drijver (CEO-ThalesNano) announced:

“To develop technologies that can help reduce the rising CO2 concentration in our atmosphere is of tremendous importance to the future of this planet and our existence on it. Rather than choose the most common method, CO2 capture and storage (CCS), we aim to combine ThalesNano’s and University of Szeged’s expertise in high pressure hydrogen generation, flow technology, electrochemistry, and catalysis to generate unique platforms that will capture CO2 and convert it into useful synthetic materials using renewable electricity sources. Not only will this system help reduce the industrial CO2 output into the atmosphere, but we also expect it to help reduce the impact of large-scale chemical production through carbon recycling. A system that can be applied not just here on Earth, but also for future Mars colonization. ThalesNano and the University of Szeged have always maintained close ties through innovative collaboration projects. With this financial support, it will make our partnership even closer and enable us to make one of our most important innovative dreams a reality.”


ThalesNano: Richard Jones /
University of Szeged: Dr. Csaba Janaky/