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AWESOME hydrogenation reactor

  1. Mar 13, 2008 #1

    Hopefully I can convince the boss to buy one of those puppies. They sound so friggin sweet

    -mg to 100g scale hydrogenations
    -premade cartridges w/ desired catalysts
    -0-100 C temperature
    -1-100 bar pressures can be used
    -can monitor reaction progress of hydrogenation

    I always hate disposing of things like raney nickel or other catalysts that turn pyrophoric after being exposed to hydrogen. This things sounds amazing.
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  3. Mar 13, 2008 #2


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    Yeah, all the kids these days want to wake up on Christmas morning to find a hydrogenation reactor under the tree.

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  4. Mar 14, 2008 #3


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    Very cool! Any idea of the replacement cartridge selection and cost?
  5. Mar 14, 2008 #4
    So far the selection of catalyst catridges that I know of are
    -5% Rh/C
    -10% Pd/C
    -5% Rhenium/C
    -Raney Ni

    Pretty good selection. The apparatus, from what I hear, costs anywhere from $50K-$60k. I'm not sure how much catridges cost. Not cheap, but it sounds like it would be worth it. Apparently it won an award for being one of the top 100 R&D inventions in the world of 2005.
  6. Mar 14, 2008 #5


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    Looks like you could build you own with a used HPLC pump and a small hydrogen generator.
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