Reactions with gases made easy
How does it work?
The Gas Module™ works seamlessly with the H-Cube® Pro and with the Phoenix Flow Reactor™ to allow different gases to be used up to 100 bar pressure. Reactions, such as carbonylations or oxidations, can be performed at high pressures, widening the reactor’s chemistry ability significantly:
- A gas source, typically a gas cylinder, connected to the Gas Module™ lets out a gas flow that should be in a pressure range between 25 and 140 bar
- The user can select the applicable gas from the list of the Gas Module™ or set the properties of a new gas
- The built-in mass flow controller ensures the accurate dosing of the gas, even at high pressure
Systems compatible with the Gas Module™
When the Gas Module™ is connected to the H-Cube® Pro, it allows the introduction of other gas than hydrogen, such as carbon monoxide, oxygen or Syngas. The user can choose from 14 gases to be used at up to 100 bar using the touch screen control of the H-Cube® Pro.
Phoenix Flow Reactor™
The Phoenix Flow Reactor™ is a powerful instrument which can be heated up to 450 °C and is compatible with multiple types and sizes of reaction zones (CatCarts®, MidiCarts™, coils, metal-metal sealed catalyst columns). When one or more Gas Modules™ are connected with the Phoenix Flow Reactor™, it is possible to set up a system to perform catalytic gas reactions with one or more gases. For gas-liquid catalytic reactions in the Phoenix Flow Reactor™, the Gas Module™, with the aid of a gas-liquid mixer, introduces the gas into the flowing reactant solution moved by an HPLC pump in the form of a flow of microscopic bubbles. Then, this gas-starting material solution will enter the reaction zone. It is also possible to have the widest chemistry space by connecting the H-Cube® Pro the Phoenix Flow Reactor™ and the Gas Module™. All three devices can be controlled with the touch screen of the H-Cube® Pro, resulting in a system capable of handling gases (one at a time) with up to two reaction zones: the one from the Phoenix Flow Reactor™ and the CatCart® holder from the H-Cube® Pro, capable of working between 10 °C and 150 °C, between atmospheric pressure and 100 bar.
Automation in an extended chemistry space
Fully automated flow chemistry platform, dedicated to high pressure and temperature reactions, with or without reagent gases such as carbon monoxide or hydrogen is also available for the users. The platform features the H-Cube® Pro, the Phoenix Flow Reactor™ and the Gas Module™ combined with the Autosampler™.
- Reactions from 10 to 450 °C and from atmospheric pressure to 100 bar
- Reactions with 14 different gases
- Heterogeneous or homogeneous catalysis
- Remote control
|Versatile||14 gases in one device: compressed air, O2, CO, ethylene, SynGas for hydroformylations, CH4, C2H6, He, H2, N2, N2O, NO, Ar, CO2 (after preheating)|
Other gases with well-known thermodynamic properties and compatibility can be introduced
|Powerful||Capability for performing heterogeneous reactions at up to 100 bar pressure|
|Robust||All high quality stainless steel parts|
|Simple||3-button control or touch screen control with the H-Cube® Pro|
|Inlet Pressure:||Minimum: 25 bar, Maximum 140 bar|
|Outlet Pressure:||Maximum 100 bar|
|Flow Rates (N2):||0 – 100 NmL/min|
|MFC Calibrating Gas:||Nitrogen|
|Dimensions:||Height: 21 cm (8.27”)|
Width: 20 cm (7.87”)
Depth: 30 cm (11.8”)
|Weight:||ca. 8 kg (17.6 lbs)|
|Gas inlet connection:||male 1/8” OD stainless steel, 5/64″ ID, 1/64″ wall connection|
|Gas outlet connection:||1/16” stainless steel line with Swagelok fitting and ferrule|
The vapor pressure of each gas is given in the below table.
543 psi (37 bar)
838 psi (58 bar) at 20 °C (preheater is needed to avoid condensation)
736 psi (50 bar) at 20 °C
508 psi (35 bar) at 20 °C
Max. flow rate (NmL/min)
Max. flow rate (mmol/min)
Max. flow rate (mg/min)