With applications in catalytic chemistry, hydrolysis, polymerization, synthesis,  process development and more, Supercritical Fluid Technologies is presenting a new line of stirred reactors for high pressure chemistry.

The HPR-Series reactors have been designed for researchers interested in performing pressurized chemical reactions in their laboratories, and are ideal for a range of lab and research-scale applications including, but not limited to, high pressure chemical synthesis and process development.

The reactors range in size from 50 milliliters to four liters and may be operated up to 10,000 psi and 350°C. Each reactor has a built in mixer with a magnetically coupled impeller for optimal combining conditions. All high pressure components are ASME rated, and protected by software ‘high alarms’ and a rupture disc for safe operation. These laboratory bench top models are ideal for applications where repetitive use makes convenience a necessity, such as catalytic studies, polymerization, hydrogenation, oxidation, isomerization, and dehydrogenation.

All sizes are supplied as ready-to-use instruments requiring only utility connections prior to operation. The HPR-Series are compact to easily operate in a fume hood. Their modular design makes it simple and cost-effective to alter the units’ basic configuration to adapt to new or evolving application needs.

All functions for the HPR-Series Reactor are controlled by choices of three integrated RxTrol™ processors. The RxTrol Sr. offers advanced features utilizing a microcontroller to perform all PID, ramp/soak, process trending, data acquisition, mixing and interlock functions. The RxTrol Jr. consists of two temperature sensors (wall/interior mounting), and fuzzy logic PID temperature and mixing controls in a table top assembly. The RxTrol B consists of two temperature sensors (wall/interior mounting) and an open loop mixer speed control via 0-100 percent power out­put knob.

Additional options include specialty metals, vessel windows (up to 150ºC operation only), additional ports, cooling coils, sample loops, stand alone pressure transducers, supercritical fluid pumps and reagent addition modules.