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St Neots, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, 2011/09/15 - Syrris’ Asia flow chemistry system is proving a valuable aid to synthesis projects performed by the Ley Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge - Syrris.com.
Catherine Carter, a PhD student working with Professor Steven Ley, explained: “We use the Asia flow chemistry system for work targeted at the synthesis of a natural product, and it is essential that we are able to undertake multi-step processes. The modular design of the Asia system is very helpful, allowing us to rearrange it into different configurations to suit whatever multi-step synthesis sequence we need to perform.”
“The major advantage of the Asia system is the accuracy of its pumps at low flow rates – as low as 1 µl/min – which allows us to perform flow reactions on milligram quantities of material, and the flexibility to change syringes enables anything from very small scale to large scale synthesis to be achieved. It is very easy to exclude water from the system, allowing organometallic reactions to be set up more rapidly. The pressurised inlet for the pumps is also extremely useful for these reactions – pumping organometallic compounds can be problematic in flow chemistry –giving us the confidence to try things that we would not previously have attempted and helping to reduce failure rates.”
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Syrris (syrris.com) is world renown for excellence in chemical reactor systems and is a world leader in flow chemistry systems. Established in 2001, Syrris employs over 30 scientists and engineers at its facility in Royston (near Cambridge, UK) and has offices in the US, Japan, India and Brazil plus over 30 distributors worldwide.
Syrris develops laboratory automation products for research and development chemists in industries such as pharma, petrochem, agrochem, fine chemical synthesis etc. as well as academia. Syrris products are used in a wide variety of applications and laboratories including process, discovery, crystallization, process safety, scale-up and many more.
Syrris products include the innovative range of fully automated batch reactor products (Atlas), a manually operated jacketed reactor platform (Globe) and flow chemistry systems (Asia and Africa). In recognition of its technological achievements, Syrris has been awarded the “Eastern Region’s UKTI Best Established Exporter” and the “Most Outstanding Export Achievement” at the Global Opportunity Conference on International Trade.