Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Multi-position heating block
Made of chemically resistant, 100% recyclable anodized aluminium, DrySyn heating blocks offer excellent heating performance to over 300ºC and can heat a reaction flask 25 per cent faster than an oil bath. With a choice of inserts for the standard base, the DrySyn MULTI-M gives the flexibility to heat a single round-bottomed 500 ml flask in the central position, or any combination of three flasks from 5 ml to 250 ml, or as many as 12 reactions in vials or tubes. The ingenious three-way MULTI clamps make it quick and easy to secure flasks in place, while DrySyn’s shallow well shape increases reaction visibility and minimises the possibility of glass fractures.
Designed with a small footprint and full compatibility with magnetic stirring, DrySyn MULTI-M blocks conveniently replace dangerous oil baths in the chemistry laboratory and also offer an excellent alternative to heating mantles. Mantles not only pose a potential fire hazard with flammable solvents but, because a different unit must be used for each flask size, they are considerably more expensive.
DrySyn’s combination of safety and economy has made the concept particularly popular in teaching laboratories, where a single compact reaction station can provide heating facilities for several students. The DrySyn MULTI concept also offers significant versatility for the pharmaceutical or process chemist.