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 […]
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 1, 2022 – NIRvana Sciences, Inc., the leading developer of synthetic bacteriochlorins and chlorins, today announced that it is purchasing an environmentally friendlier chiller for its rotovap system from Ecodyst, a local company in Apex, North Carolina. Chris MacNevin, VP of Operations, said “We recently retrofitted one of our existing […]
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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 […]
Solvent recovery and distillation are critical processes in a range of industries. Both processes are used to separate and purify elements meaning they are helpful means of recovering a range of chemical components. This article will detail both processes and how they measure up against one another. What is Solvent Recovery Solvent recovery or solvent […]
Cold traps are used to condense vapors present in vacuum applications into a solid or liquid state (excluding permanent gases). The main function of a cold trap is to ensure that there is no contamination inside vacuum applications. Whilst experiments are conducted, containers must sit airtight so no vapor can escape and no extra gas […]
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