Instrument: STUART RE300
Rotary evaporators are distillation units that incorporate an efficient condenser with a rotary flask system. As the flask containing the solvent is rotated it continually transfers a thin layer of liquid over the entire inner surface. This gives a very large surface area for evaporation that is effected by heating from the accessory waterbath.
They are the ideal tools for many everyday laboratory applications including:
- Concentration of solutions;
- Reclamation of solvents;
- Vacuum drying of wet solids;
- Degassing liquids.
The rotating system is fitted with a special seal that allows the apparatus to be placed under vacuum. This reduces the boiling point of the solvents and removes the vapour phase making the process much more efficient. Each unit is also provided with an easy to use vacuum release and a continuous feed system, which allows more solvent to be drawn into the rotating Florentine flask without the need to stop the operation.
- Speed range: 20 ÷ 190rpm
- Vacuum: < 1 mm Hg
- Lift distance: 150mm
- Dimensions (w x d x h): 385 x 335 x 610mm (excluding glassware)
- Electrical supply: 220V-240V, 50/60Hz, 50W