MF-V6G Photochemical Reactors & Flow Photochemistry

The Photochemical reactor is mainly applied to research gas / liquid phases, fixed / simulated visible light, Photochemical reaction under conditions of photocatalyst,etc. The MF-V6G photochemical reactor makes photochemistry accessible. Eliminating the problems of traditional batch photochemistry, the MF-V6G continuous flow photochemical reactor allows the full potential of photochemistry to be exploited. It offers safe, precise, efficient, consistent and scalable photochemistry under continuous flow operation.

  • Temperature range: -30-280℃
  • Pressure tolerance: ≤ 20 bar
  • Flow rate: 0-100mL/min
  • Flexible volume: 3~18ml
  • Summary: Manufacturer, supplier of Photochemical Flow Reactors, Flow Photochemistry having many advantages over conventional batch applications

Photochemical reactor – continuous photochemical reactions & Flow Photochemistry

Photochemistry, or the use of light in chemical reactions, has a number of important applications both in nature and industry. Photochemical reactions lie at the heart of photosynthesis and vitamin D formation, and play important roles in the manufacture of electronic equipment, protective coatings and the synthesis of drugs and fragrances.

Traditional batch photochemistry however has fallen out of favour. A number of problems such as safety, the availability and complexity of equipment, the control of reaction conditions and the difficulty in scale-up, limit its use.

A Photochemical reactor is a device that uses light (Photon) to perform a chemical reaction. Typically, the chemical reactions need a high temperature (about 100 to 250 degrees Celsius) for a large production scale. However, this process also gives useless byproducts and losses. With the help of a photoreactor, the process of material synthesis becomes easy. It is efficient and does not produce unwanted byproducts. Mainly this reaction carries out in the presence of photon and catalyst; hence it is called a Photocatalytic reactor. The process of photochlorination, water splitting, aflatoxin production, sulfonation, sulfoxidation, and nitrosylation can be performed successfully using this reactor setup. The reactor is also known as a UV reactor because the “light” we talk about here is commonly ultraviolet light. Comparing it to the traditional methods is much more reliable, consistent, and precise and gives opportunities to explore photochemistry.

Photochemical reactor is is mainly applied to research gas / liquid phases, fixed / simulated visible light, Photochemical reaction under conditions of photocatalyst,etc. Be widely used in fields of Chemosynthesis, environment protection, life science, etc.

The  photochemical reactor system is appropriate for “free radical” reaction mechanism. Its application is highly popular in fields such as halogenations of organic compounds, production of primary mercaptans, oxidation, isomerizations, polymerizations, hydrogen generation, solar application, Photolysis of toxic wastes etc.

Photochemistry is also used in the curing (polymerization) of specially formulated printing inks and coatings. Used in research and science, environment, green/clean energy, water splitting and so on. Our products are distinct, designed with an eye on easy operations and cleaning; optimum lamp spacing, uniform flow field, and significant efficiency advantages amongst others. The photo catalytic reactor is also used for derivatisation of Aflatoxins and enhanced detection.

The MF-V6G photochemical reactor makes photochemistry accessible. Eliminating the problems of traditional batch photochemistry, the MF-V6G photochemical reactor allows the full potential of photochemistry to be exploited. It offers safe, precise, efficient, consistent and scalable photochemistry under continuous flow operation.

Continuous flow photochemical reactors can improve the efficiency of chemical synthesis, and can also perform reactions that would otherwise be impossible.MICROFLU™ photochemistry reactor is modular, flexible, scalable and easy-to-use, it makes modern photochemistry techniques accessible without the limitations of traditional batch requirements.

The narrow channel dimensions of flow reactors provide opportunities to ensure a uniform irradiation of the entire reaction mixture. Consequently, photochemical reactions can be substantially accelerated and scaled to higher quantities compared with batch reactors. Flow chemistry is also the technology of choice for transformations involving multiple phases. The high surface-area-to-volume ratios are a consequence of the small reactor size, leading to efficient mass transfer between two (or even three) phases. In case of gaseous reagents, flow reactors further offer the opportunity to control the stoichiometry of gasses with mass-flow controllers and are easily pressurized, which increases the solubility of gasses in the reaction mixture.

Concerning the light input we count on energy-efficient LED technology. The small size of the LEDs and their relatively low waste heat allow for a targeted adaption of the lighting units to any particular microreactor class. A further special advantage of these light sources is their quasi-monochromatic light emission, allowing a very selective excitation of the photochemically active material.

MF-M6G flow photochemistry reactor

MF-M6G flow photochemistry reactor

Main features of MF-V6G photochemical reactor

· Can provide multi-wavelength array of adjustable LED light source: 285nm, 295nm, 365nm, 405-425nm, 450-475nm, 520-550nm and visible light source 4000k&6000K (white), etc.

· Optional single-sided or double-sided reaction modules, flexible and variable combination design to reduce process development costs.

· High-efficiency air-cooled/liquid-cooled heat dissipation design extends the life of the LED.

· Stable light source to ensure the repeatability of the experiment.

· Provide an integrated multi-layer glass structure for mixing, reaction and heat transfer.

· Excellent heat and mass transfer performance, each piece of multiple static mixing unit structure to achieve efficient mixing.

· Free combination modular system configuration can connect multiple reactors in series or in parallel to realize one-step and multi-step synthesis reactions. The highly flexible modular design ensures that it can adapt to the requirements of various processes. →A+B=C (one-step series connection) A+B=C+Q=D (multi-step series connection) A+B=Q1 C+D=Q2 Q1+Q2=D (multi-step series connection + series connection).

· 2-12 sets of independent chip formation systems can be connected in series, and the residence time of the samples can be adjusted according to the experimental needs to improve the yield.

· Suitable for various liquid-liquid, gas-liquid homogeneous and multiphase reactions.

Specifications of MF-V6G Photochemical Reactors

Continuous Flow Photochemical Reactors

Model

MF-V6G-M

MF-V6G-M(9)

MF-V6G-M(S)

MF-V6G-M(S9)

Technical Parameters

Material:Borosilicate glass

Volume6mL

Volume18mL

Volume3mL

Volume9mL

Two-in-one-out hybrid module, can be connected in series with one-in and one-out modules to extend the residence time

Design temperature (°C)-30℃-280℃

Process side pressure0-20bar Heat exchange side pressure0-5bar                                  

Double layer process side + single layer heat exchange side2+1315nm-Visible light transmittance90%

Double layer process side + single layer heat exchange side2+1315nm-Visible light transmittance90%

Single layer process side + single layer heat exchange side1+1315nm-Visible light transmittance90%

Single layer process side + single layer heat exchange side1+1 315nm-Visible light transmittance90%

Number of light sources

Double-sided light source

Double-sided light source

Single-sided light source

Single-sided light source

Hoder

MaterialPFAHolder+PA66(Insulation

O-ring MaterialFFKM+Viton 75

Design temperature (°C)-25℃-195℃

Blue light source

LED light source

Light source band450-475nm

Power80-200W

UV light source

LED light source

Light source band405-425nm

Power80-200W

4000K Light source

LED light source

Light source band4000K

Power80-200W

6000K Light source

LED light source

Light source band6000K

Power80-200W

Other

Pump/heat exchange/temperature measurement system module

Features/Advantages

Available in integrated multilayer glass construction for mixing, reaction & heat transfer;

Micro channel with modular system to connect multiple reactors in series or parallel;

Suitable for various liquid-liquid, gas-liquid homogeneous & multi phase reactions;

Useful in photochemical & UV induced reactions;


Light sources

Microflu offer 3 different light sources to offer precise wavelengths between 280nm and 650nm.Concerning the light input we count on energy-efficient LED technology. The small size of the LEDs and their relatively low waste heat allow for a targeted adaption of the lighting units to any particular microreactor class. A further special advantage of these light sources is their quasi-monochromatic light emission, allowing a very selective excitation of the photochemically active material.

Temperature control

The MF-V6G photochemical reactor is designed to give safe and accurate heat management as well as the best possible reaction selectivity. It provides a temperature controlled environment which can be set between -30°C and 280°C.

Applications

The advantages associated with visible light photocatalysis resulted in various applications in medicinal chemistry, including drug discovery, bioconjugation, late-stage C–H functionalization, and isotopic labeling .

·Photo chlorination

·Production of Vitamin D

·Photo alkylation

·Artemisinin production (anti malarial drug)

·Production of E-caprolactame

·Water Splitting

·Water treatment

·Pharmaceuticals industry

·Research and development laboratories

·Educational institutes

·Alternative Energy

·Environmental Engineering

Possible photochemical applications include

·in situ generation of singlet oxygen

·photooxidation

·cis-trans isomerization

·fluorination

·cyanation

·carbon-carbon bond formation via diazonium chemistry

·nanoparticle manufacturing

Continuous reactions include:

·Ring-opening

·Photo-redox

·Photo-oxidation