What Are Glass Reactors?
Glass reactors are scientific glass lab equipment used to distill, react, extract, and purify chemical compounds. Glass reactors are made of borosilicate glass, which makes them ideal for visual indication of the chemical reaction. They are typically equipped with an electric stirrer, and a condenser for refluxing solvent. The single jacket (two layers of glass walls) allows connection to a recirculating heater/chiller for precise temperature control. The double jacket (three layers of glass) takes it a step further and the outside jacket is vacuum insulated which creates an easily visible interior (no ice formation or fog) where materials are reacted, yet can withstand extreme temperatures from -100C to 250°C
Glass reactors are also available in a wide range of sizes, from small 1L benchtop models to large floor-standing models up to 100L. Ultimately, glass reactors offer an efficient and cost-effective solution for many laboratory, chemical, and industrial applications.
Non-lift reactors have the body and lid clamped together so it is difficult to remove solids and wipe clean. They are best used for processing liquid materials which can be easily drained. For working with solids we suggest our lifting reactors which can open up for removal of solids.
Recommended operation temperatures:
Single Jacket -20c to 100c (exceeding these temperatures can cause extra work load on your heater/chiller unit due to energy loss from the ambient environment)
Double Jacket -60c to 200c (exceeding these temperatures can cause unsafe stress on your glassware that can lead to damage of equipment)