When deciding which catalyst there are often other factors that need to be taken into account such as pressure, temperature, pH, solvent type and volume as well as the catalyst loading. For performing several reactions at the same time we have the Parallel Pressure Reactor (PPR) which is a highly automated set of 6 vessels ideal for process development where such factors can be studied. We can, for example, also supply a Robinson Mahoney type vessel with a static catalyst basket (we also make a wide range of other baskets). Our software enables the technician to gain valuable information on how the reaction is proceeding and these reaction profiles can be used to analyse the effect of changing the factors listed above. This may be carried out using Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology.
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