Parallel catalyst testing

Parallel catalyst testing
This innovative Parallel Pressure Reactor System was developed upon request from DOTTIKON EXCLUSIVE SYNTHESIS AG ("DOTTIKON"), the Swiss-based specialist in hazardous reactions. DOTTIKON needed a powerful system to test different reaction conditions for catalyst reactions under high pressure as an important prerequisite for a reliable and effective scale-up of chemical processes to large scale production

Meeting ambitious user requirements:

6 high pressure reactors, fully corrosion resistant, with fast action closure
magnetically coupled, corrosion resistant gassing stirrers
individual settings (temperature, pressure, stirrer speed) for each reactor
dosing of solutions in different dosing speeds into reactors (pump - hydrogenation)
possibility to work with several gases simultaneously
fully automated, multiple sampling during the run to understand the reaction kinetics
compact setup to fit in a 120 cm fume hood
fully automated control and data logging by user-friendly software

DOTTIKON’s conclusion:

The innovative Parallel Pressure Reactor System not only saves a lot of time in the screening of different catalysts, it also provides valuable information regarding the selectivity and profile of by-products in relation to the most diverse reaction parameters. Obtaining this information is crucial in identifying the most effective and efficient way for large-scale production under high pressure.