Separation and Reaction Facility

Separation and Reaction Facility (SRF)

Providing synthetic and separative solutions to the RSC

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The Separation and Reaction Facility consolidates the RSC’s extensive capabilities and instrumentation in the synthesis and separation of compounds.

The Facility consists of two related sub-facilities: a separations sub-facility and a reactions sub-facility.

The separations facility uses its suite of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC) and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) instrumentation to purify and characterise compounds ranging from small molecule organics to inorganic complexes to larger peptide and protein systems.

The reactions facility maintains photochemical, microwave, high-pressure, gas-liquid and batch reactors and a suite of flow chemistry equipment for usage.

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.

Instrumentation: Separations

Waters preparative HPLC system
Waters analytical HPLC system
2 x Agilent analytical HPLC systems
Waters UPC2 system
Waters LC/MS
Waters UPLC-MS system
Shimadzu Nexera UPLC-MS LC-40DX3 LCMS-2050

Instrumentation: Reactions

PSIKA 20Kbar press
Parr 5521 pressure vessel
Ovens for hydrothermal synthesis
Two Syrris ASIA flow chemistry systems
Vapourtec-Easyscholar flow reactor
Vapourtec-R4 flow reactor
Two Vapourtec-R2+ flow reactors
Syrris Globe batch reactor
Solvent purification systems (SPS)


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Research School of Chemistry
Building 137
Sullivans Creek Road
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

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