Asia Photochemistry Reactor
Access a host of novel continuous photochemistry applications with Asia Photochemistry Reactor.
Modular, flexible, scalable and easy-to-use, it makes modern photochemistry techniques accessible without the limitations of traditional batch requirements.
At a glance
Staying true to Syrris’s user-focused flow chemistry product design, Asia Photochemistry Reactor enables the quick and easy interchange of single, high powered LED modules for rapid screening and scale up of reactions to optimize conditions. The ability to increase the light intensity (up to 108W)* reduces reaction times and increases production rates.
Transform your Asia Heater or Asia Cryo Controller for precise and accurate temperature control, from -40°C to +80°C, with no external cooling sources required.
The Asia Photochemistry Reactor is a seamless addition to a Syrris Flow Chemistry system, or can be used to compliment any flow chemistry system.
*dependant on wavelength
Interchangeable LED Modules
Monochromatic, high powered LED modules are available in a wide range of wavelengths for precise control of photochemistry applications.
House up to 8 interchangeable single wavelength modules in one reactor. Run reactions on multiple wavelengths to access novel chemistries, or add up to 8 light sources of the same value for rapid screening and scale-up to optimize reactions.
Reaction throughputs of mg’s to 10’s g/hour.
No external cooling required
Maintain optimum performance even at maximum power without the need for external cooling, resulting in longer lifetimes of your LED modules and efficient temperature control of your reactions.
Temperatures as low as -40oC and optimum performance even when heated to +80oC due to the low heat load of LED modules, which requires much less cooling to maintain control of the reaction temperature.
Greater selectivity and light intensity
The unique design of the Asia Photochemistry Reactor enables users to select from a wide range of wavelengths and gradually scale-up reactions, providing greater selectivity for reaction optimization.
Tune your light intensity (up to 108W)* to reduce reaction times and increase production rates. No additional light sources are required to increase throughput.
*dependant on wavelength
The Asia Photochemistry Reactor is designed to be as safe as possible. Interlocked fittings and a light-proof design means zero exposure to high intensity light.
The light source is linked to the power supply; any component disconnections trigger the light source to shut down immediately, preventing exposure to the user. Provides optimum safety for use within standard fumehoods.
4 mL or 16 mL
-40°C – +80°C (when using Asia Heater or Asia Cryo Controller module)
Set to 1ºC and displayed to 0.1ºC
|Number of LED modules||
Up to 8 x LED modules at fixed or mixed wavelengths or blank modules
|LED module wavelength||
Monochromatic lights at 365, 385, 405, 420, 450 and 525 nm
|Control module display||
Light intensity and photon flux
Variable power from 10 – 100%
Module completely interlocked for safety
Compatible with the Asia flow chemistry system or as a stand-alone module
Questions & answers
What type of chemistry can I perform under photochemical conditions?
Our application pages provide all the information you need about continuous flow photochemistry and the unique benefits it offers.
Can I use my existing Asia system to perform photochemistry?
Yes, the Asia Photochemistry Reactor is designed to work seamlessly with the Asia Flow Chemistry system (or as a stand-alone module).
If you have an existing Asia Heater or Asia Cryo Controller, a simple adaptor is used in addition to the photochemistry reactor to connect the modules and get you started with performing photochemistry.
Can I use the Asia Photochemistry Reactor with my own Flow System?
Absolutely; the reactor can be used as a stand-alone module to compliment any flow chemistry system.
Can I use the Asia Photochemistry Reactor to perform photochemical reactions in batch?
Unfortunately not. The reactor is designed for continuous photochemistry reactions only. Have you considered adapting your chemistry to flow? This article provides some useful information about the benefits.
What are the range of wavelengths you offer?
Syrris offer a range of single wavelength LED modules selected to enable you to perform the widest range of modern photochemistry. We offer LED modules with 365, 385, 405, 420, 450 and 525 nm wavelengths.
Please see the specification table for more information.
Can I combine wavelengths in the same reactor?
The unique design allows up to 8 LED modules to be housed in the photochemistry reactor. Combine any of the available LED modules to perform multiple wavelength applications and advance your chemistry.
- What temperature ranges can I perform my photochemical reactions at?
Do I require external cooling for your LED light sources?
The construction of the LED modules allows the use of high intensity light with no external cooling to maintain optimum performance even at their maximum power. This translates to longer lifetimes of your LED modules and efficient temperature control of your reactions.
What type of scales can I expect to work on?
The photochemistry reactor enables throughputs of mg’s to 10’s g/h. On a lab scale this is more than sufficient for most applications. The reactors’ design allows you to increase the radiant flux to your reaction with up to 8 x LED modules of the same wavelength. This potentially will reduce reaction time and increase scale and throughput.
- What residence times can I access?
How easy is it to optimize my reaction conditions?
The Asia Photochemistry Reactor allows the ability to optimize reactions conditions with a single LED module and easily add additional modules to increase the power (photon flux) to your reaction. Start with a single LED module for optimization and add up to eight modules for reaction scale-up.
What is the chemical compatibility of the Asia Photochemical Reactor?
The Asia Photochemistry Reactor is compatible with any solvent or reactant. The Asia Flow Chemistry product range is extremely chemically resistant, with the ability to pump strong acids and bases with no issues.
Is the Photochemistry Reactor safe to use?
The Asia Photochemistry Reactor is designed with in-built safety. The reactor includes all safety features expected of modern chemistry laboratories, with interlocked fittings and light proof design, meaning the user is not exposed to high intensity light. The Asia Photochemistry Reactor can be used safely within standard fumehoods with piece of mind.
Can I perform photochemistry with reactive gases?
Performing photochemistry with reactive gases isespecially important when running photooxygenation reactions. The Asia Photochemistry Reactor is proven to work with reactive gases; our application pages demonstrate examples of photochemistry performed with reactive gases.
Can you supply a wavelength not listed?
If you require a wavelength that is not listed, speak to us and we can discuss customizing one of our LED modules to your specifications.
- What type of chemistry can I perform under photochemical conditions?