Biotage raises the bar in microwave synthesis

Initiator+ handles difficult reactions and improves yields

Biotage, a Swedish supplier of tools and technology for analytical, medicinal and peptide chemistry, says it Biotage Initiator+ microwave synthesiser is for chemists who need to enable difficult reactions or to improve yields on critical reaction steps.

Biotage Initiator+ microwave synthesiser is for chemists who need to carry out difficult reactions

The system, which boasts simple and intuitive software, an integrated computer control system and a 10in touch screen, allows the user to drive reactions to 300°C and up to 30 bar pressure.

The Initiator+ also offers an option for the use of a fibre optic temperature measurement device for in-situ reaction monitoring. It is upgradeable to run peptide synthesis and uses all Biotage vials, from 0.2 to 20mL, in any order or combination.

Low boiling point solvents can now be used at higher temperatures and reactions performed at maximum speed to achieve best possible yield with higher pressure, the Uppsala-based company says.

The Initiator+ also offers modular automation options.

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