H-Cube Mini Plus™

Safe, easy and affordable hydrogenation

The H-Cube Mini Plus™ is a safe, powerful and affordable reactor which generates high-pressure hydrogen from water electrolysis, allowing chemists to perform catalytic hydrogenations from atmospheric pressure and room temperature to 100 bar and 100 °C in minutes.

Hydrogenation is one of the most important reactions in chemical synthesis, but the hazardous nature of hydrogen limits its use. The H-Cube Series have already eliminated the dangers associated with hydrogenation through the use of in situ hydrogen generation and the handling of pyrophoric catalysts by filling them in sealed catalyst cartridges (CatCarts®). This technology has been adopted by the leaders in the pharmaceutical, flavor and fragrance, fine chemical, agrochemical industries and in academia.

The hydrogen generation system of the H-Cube Mini Plus™ can be easily turned off to allow non-hydrogenation reactions to be performed as well, such as C-C coupling reactions.

Features

  • Hydrogenation without cylinders
  • No catalyst filtration
  • Fast reactions
  • Easy-to-use
  • Affordable
  • Built-in video tutorial
  • Automated hydrogen drying system

How does it work?

  • The hydrogen is generated by the electrolysis of water inside the system.
  • The HPLC pump introduces the pure solvent into the system, where it is mixed with the hydrogen.
  • The gas-liquid mixture passes through the reaction zone while the system prepares to work at the selected parameters (pressure, temperature and flow rate).
  • When the desired parameters are achieved, the user can change the input from the solvent to the solution of the reactants.
  • The reaction mixture passes through a packed column containing the solid catalyst (CatCart®), where the reaction takes place. The product leaves the column, but the catalyst stays behind.
  • The product is collected in the collection vial.
  • The reaction scale can be varied from milligrams to grams.
Technical data
Temperature range From room temperature to 100°C
Pressure range From atmospheric pressure to 100 bar
Flow rate 0.3 – 3 mL/min
Maximum hydrogen production rate 25-30 NmL/min
Water reservoir capacity 100 mL
Water specifications Deionized water with maximum conductivity of 71 nS/cm (min. resistance 14 MΩcm)
Dimensions • Width: 217 mm (8.54″)
• Height: 200 mm (7.87′) with closed display, 315 mm (12.4″) with opened
• Depth: 290 mm (11.42″)
Weight 7.3 kg (16.09 lb)
Voltage 100 – 240 V AC
Typical catalyst amount 0.1 – 0.3 g
Recommended concentration 0.01 – 1 M

FAQ

In short, the H-Cube Mini Plus is the simplified version of the more sophisticated H-Cube Pro, while H-Cube Midi is used for scale-up and high throughput processes.

Yes, chemists at any level can easily learn how to use the H-Cube Mini Plus within minutes. The H-Cube Mini Plus is the first instrument helping the users with embedded support videos about general use and troubleshooting.
Yes, both the 30 mm and 70 mm sizes are compatible.
H-Cube Mini Plus can work in hydrogen mode ON for hydrogenations, or hydrogen mode OFF for catalytic reactions that do not require hydrogen, such as C-C coupling reactions.
Yes, just change deionized water to deuterium oxide. Please find more information here.
Coupling reactions, such as Suzuki and Heck reactions are generally performed in our H-Cube Series reactors. Also, reactions with enzymes can be performed with these systems. Please browse our publication collection for more information.