SnowStorm in a laboratory

Asynt introduces low temperature reaction chemistry without ice formation

Asynt’s DrySyn SnowStorm is said to be a cost-effective solution for low temperature reaction chemistry, offering active temperature control without ice formation and the ability to cool and stir up to 12 reaction tubes in parallel.

The Cambridge, UK-based firm says the DrySyn SnowStorm is suitable for a range of applications in chemistry, process development and biology.

DrySyn SnowStorm offers active temperature control without ice formation

The device has the ability to cool and stir reaction tubes in parallel, and to hold constant sub-ambient temperatures for long periods. In addition, unattended operation allows for overnight reactions to be completed.

An active temperature control feature prevents temperature fluctuations and gives excellent reproducibility and accurate cooling ramps, for example, for crystallisation studies, the firm says. Purging the glass dome of the DrySyn SnowStorm with nitrogen/argon prevents the formation of ice around the reactors at sub-ambient temperatures.

Compatibility with all standard laboratory circulators and magnetic stirrers allows cooling to –50°C and heating to 150°C.

The DrySyn SnowStorm is of simple modular design, ensuring easy assembly and disassembly. Five 4-position reaction vial inserts hold different sizes of tube from various manufacturers, so that configuration to individual requirements takes only seconds. Custom tube sizes are also catered for.