When using your rotary evaporator, you are at a constant risk of glassware implosion. In this blog post, we’ll go over the different reasons why glassware implosions occur, the different dangers that are involved, and the different mitigative measures that you can undertake to prevent or reduce the risk of glassware implosions. Why does rotary […]
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In rotary evaporation, as in a lot of other things happening in your lab, time is of the essence. Maybe you need those APIs purified ASAP, or maybe your clients needed that ethanol removed from the cannabis they sent you yesterday. Bottom line is a rotary evaporator can only spin so fast, but we got […]
It is a common occurrence for samples being evaporated in a rotary evaporator to foam up, or starting bumping. This usually leads to sample loss, and possibly contamination. Foaming occurs when the sample’s surface tension decreases, leading to the production of bubbles. Bumping however refers to the sudden and vigorous release of vapor bubbles from […]
Years after “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace ” was released, George Lucas revealed that the title was a reference to Palpatine concealing his identity as an evil Sith Lord behind the façade of a good-willing public servant. And while dry ice slurries aren’t nearly as evil as Sith Lords, they do pack […]
Don’t worry about the dry ice supply chain going dry – with Ecodyst If you’ve been keeping up with logistics news, you might have heard of the dry ice supply chain, and how it’s taken a significant hit during the COVID-19 pandemic: with vaccines requiring temperatures as low as -70°C during transport and storage, the […]
Using a vacuum source with your rotary evaporator comes with a significant set of advantages, like making your processes safer, more efficient, cleaner, and overall, easier. In this blog post, we’re going through all the reasons why owning a rotary evaporator is typically paired with using a vacuum source (either built-in or a vacuum pump). […]
When operating a rotary evaporator in your lab, you want to make sure that you’re being as efficient as possible. One of the main factors to be considered is the rotational speed of your rotary evaporator, and while it might seem like maxing it out is your best option, it might not always be the […]
You just bought your rotary evaporator, you set it up on your benchtop after making sure to follow the manual instructions word for word. Everything’s all set and you’re ready to get some work done with your evaporator. And then it hits you: What temperature should you set your rotary evaporator to? Enter the “Rule […]
Rotary evaporators can be spotted in labs under fume hoods or directly on benchtops. While both options are valid, there are multiple factors that need to be taken into account when deciding whether to use a fume hood or not. This blog post puts everything on the table (or benchtop) to help you answer the […]
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