Gas Module Application Notes

The following application notes show the wide range of chemical reactions and synthetic methods which can be implemented with our Gas Module and complimentery systems.

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Ethanol oxidation with heterogeneous catalysis in flow: a batch to flow conversion

Acetic acid is considered to be an important chemical commodity as both a solvent and Bronsted acid. Being one of the first organic molecules that was synthesized in history (Kolbe, 1845), there are a wide range of procedures for its manufacturing. Despite this fact, industrial scale production now requires more environmentally friendly solutions for its sustainable production.

Heterogeneous catalysis has been found to be a useful alternative method to the current Monsanto process industry currently utilizes. With the combination of ThalesNano’s Phoenix Flow Reactor™ and Gas Module™ a reactor system has been built, which is capable to control high temperature–high pressure triphasic gas-liquid-solid reactions providing a safe and efficient environment for organic chemists.


Gaseous reagent organic chemistry makes easy

The Gas Module works seamlessly with the H-Cube® Pro allowing a further 13 gases to be used at up to 100 bar using the same touch screen intuitive controls. Reactions such as carbonylation or oxidation can now be performed on the H-Cube® Pro at the same high pressure and ease of use, extending the reactor’s chemistry capacity significantly, as it is presented in this application note.


Reaction optimization and real-time analysis using ThalesNano’s platform and Mettler Toledo’s FlowIR™ spectrometer

In this application note we report on the optimization of hydrogenation, oxidation and ring-closing reactions and their real time analysis. Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions were performed in ThalesNano’s H-Cube® Pro, Gas Module and Phoenix Flow Reactor™ systems, while these reactions were monitored by Mettler Toledo’s FlowIR™ device.