Product Focus: Evaporators
Learning to use evaporation starts very early in chemistry. For students, the process takes a very simple approach, maybe just putting a solution in a beaker over a flame and waiting. That technique, though, doesn’t provide the sophistication, control, or throughput that advanced techniques require. Consequently, scientists can use dedicated evaporators.
Capturing the Required Control and Maintaining it Depends on the Right Platform and Care At the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Chemical Genomics Center, analytical chemistry team leader William Leister needs throughput and flexibility in evaporation. For one thing, he uses a wide range of containers: test tubes of various sizes, in racks that hold different numbers of test tubes as well as 96-well plates. Consequently, he says that he needs an evaporator that provides “flexibility of rack configurations.” He adds, “For our needs, the ability to control each side of our evaporator independently is very important.”
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