Separation and Reaction Facility

Separation and Reaction Facility

Electrochemical reactors for preparative organic synthesis.

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The Separation and Reaction Facility consolidate the RSC’s extensive capabilities and instrumentation in the production, separation and isolation of synthetic compounds. These include organic and inorganic complexes to larger peptide and protein systems. It houses High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC) and Supercritical fluid chromatography(SFC) instrumentation along with photochemical reactors, microwave reactors, high-pressure reactors and flow chemistry equipment.

The Facility serves both expert and non-expert users. User support will be provided primarily in the form of maintenance and training.  Occasional more complex service jobs (or requests from non-expert users) will be delivered on a fee for service basis.

The Facility will consist of two related sub-facilities: a separation sub-facility and a reactions sub-facility.

Separation Facility:

  • Waters preparative HPLC system
  • Agilent preparative HPLC system
  • Waters analytical HPLC system
  • 2 x Agilent analytical HPLC systems
  • Waters UPC2 system
  • Waters LC/MS
  • Waters UPLC-MS system

Reactions Facility:

  • Vapourtec-R Flow Reactor
  • Vapourtec-E Flow Reactor
  • 2 x Syrris Asia Reactor 1
  • Batch Reactor
  • CEM Microwave Reactor
  • Ultra-High-Pressure Reactor (19kbar)
  • Solvent purification systems (SPS)
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Research School of Chemistry
Building 138
Sullivans Creek Road
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

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