Phoenix – H-Genie® Platform

Hydrogenation Platform for high-demanding reactions

The Phoenix™ Flow Reactor is an easy-to-use flow reactor platform designed for high temperature and high pressure reactions, enabling the synthesis of novel compounds in a parameter space not achievable with standard laboratory equipment. Its versatility allows the users to create a reaction system that suits the chemistry best.

The H-Genie® is a compact hydrogen generator that utilises patented pressure cell technology to produce 4.0 purity H2 from water at pressures up to 100 bar (14.5–1450 psi) at flow rates up to 1 NL/min. The system is designed to be used in any laboratory as a safer and simpler replacement for hydrogen cylinders and to expand your chemistry capabilities.

The combination of the H-Genie® with the Phoenix™ Flow Reactor offers unparalleled hydrogenation synthesis, scale-up, or catalyst testing capabilities.

Designed to be used safely in any discovery, development, process, petrochemical or catalyst screening lab, the hydrogenation platform combines in-situ high pressure hydrogen generation from water with high temperature reactor capability and a precise gas data monitoring system for the first time. Chemists and chemical engineers can now run hydrogen-based experiments with homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts up to 450°C and 100 bar (200 and 300 Bar versions are available) without the need for hydrogen cylinders or hydrogen infrastructure.

The new version of the system: The Phoenix II – H-Genie® II Platform

The second edition of ThalesNano’s versatile heater module, the Phoenix™ II Flow Reactor adds to the capabilities of the whole system, making chemical processes more effective and significantly safer, while keeping the best features of its original version.

Our hydrogen generator now offers improved performance for your laboratory. With the H-Genie® II, you can use high purity hydrogen gas for your reactions, generated on-demand from water at pressures up to 100 bar (14.5–1450 psi) and at flow rates up to 1 NL/min.

Main features of the new platform:

User-friendly software interface
Removable GUI touch screen
Rapid heating
Cooling for rapid cool down at end of reaction
Internal and optional external temp. sensors
Option for PC control
Multiple Gas Modules™ and pumps can be connected
Automated
Montoring of hydrogen consumption
Monitoring of thermal changes

Features

Safe: Hydrogen on-demand from the electrolysis of water which is capable of generating up to 1 NL/min of hydrogen. Safe enough to use in any lab. No more cylinders.

Versatile: Up to 450°C and 100 bar. Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactor sets are available.

Scalable: Range of self-fillable cartridges or catcarts for catalyst optimization and synthesis from milligram to kilo scale quantities.

Precise: In-built mass flow controller to monitor hydrogen pressure and flow-rate data. All data is exportable.

Fast: Temperature, hydrogen pressure and flow rate can be changed quickly on the fly for rapid optimization.

Simple: Easy to set up and learn how to use.

Modular: System set-ups can be customized as per customers’ needs.

Modules for the Phoenix – H-Genie® Platform

PhoenixFlow Reactor

The Phoenix Flow Reactor is an easy-to-use reactor designed for high temperature and high pressure reactions, enabling the synthesis of novel compounds in a parameter space not achievable with standard laboratory equipment. Its versatility allows the users to create a reaction system that best suits their chemistry needs.

H-Genie®

The H-Genie® is a compact hydrogen generator that utilises patented pressure cell technology to produce 4.0 purity H2 from water at pressures up to 100 bar (14.5–1450 psi) at flow rates up to 1 NL/min. The system is designed to be used in any laboratory as a safer and simpler replacement for hydrogen cylinders and to expand your chemistry capabilities.

HPLC PUMP

The HPLC pump is either a 10 mL/min or 50 mL/min (higher pump capacity can be provided on special request) capacity unit with built-in pressure sensor (inlet pressure sensor). It is recommended to have an extra HPLC pump if multiple inlets are needed for the application.

PRESSURE MODULE™

The Pressure Module™ generates the pressure in the reaction chamber. The module contains a system valve, a pressure sensor and a 3-way valve to set the outlet (to waste or to product collection). The maximum pressure is 200 bar.

GAS MODULE™

When the Gas Module™ is connected to the Phoenix – H-Genie® Platform, it allows, along hydrogen, the introduction of another gas, such as carbon monoxide, oxygen, syngas, etc. 14 different gases can be used up to 100 bar pressure, or any gas which characteristics are under the safety parameters of the system, widening the reactor’s chemistry capabilities significantly. It is also possible to use more than one Gas Module™ and mixers to introduce more than one gas at the same time.

Recommended gas regulators:

N2 regulator: Linde C200/1A-200B

O2 regulator: Rhöna EN OX 03-10

H2 regulator: Linde fdr-200-100-380-h

Available reactors and holders

The Phoenix™ Flow Reactor is a powerful and versatile heating unit capable of reaching temperatures up to 450 °C. A big selection of ready-made reactor setups are available for both homogeneous and heterogeneous applications.

Packed bed reactors: Prefilled CatCarts® (30 mm, 70 mm long CatCarts®) and MidiCarts™ are available. We offer empty metal-metal sealed cartridges with fittings from 1/8” OD to 1” OD with 125 mm and 250 mm lengths for custom applications.

Loops: 4, 8, 16 or 32 mL stainless steel, PTFE or Hastelloy loops are available.

Custom-made reactors are available as well.
Please contact us at askthechemist@thalesnano.com

System packages

This platform, arisen from the combination of the H-Genie® and Phoenix™ Flow Reactor, is fully customisable with the only limitation being the customer imagination. It therefore becomes easy to consider the combination of several instruments in series or parallel, along with multiple inputs and outputs and a wide range of solvents.

Please contact us at askthechemist@thalesnano.com to find out more about this customized solution.