Africa Modules

Africa Modules
Every Africa System is made up of a number of different modules. Africa flow chemistry modules are listed below. Click on the image, text link or right-hand navigation to find out more information about any of the modules.

Reagent Pump

Reagent Pump

Each pump module has 2 flow channels. This enables 2 independent continuous flows of substrate/reagent to be pumped into the reactor between 4µl and 2500µl per minute. All the wetted parts are chemically resistant (glass & PTFE) and are user replaceable

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Heater/Cooler module
Heater / Cooler

Each Heater/Cooler module has 2 temperature plates into which the reactors can be clipped. Each temperature plate can be one of two temperature ranges: 0°C – 150°C and 40°C – 250°C. These can be defined when purchasing.

Reagent Store

Reagent Store

The Reagent Store contains 4 independent manual valves with accompanying PTFE sample loops and Luer injection ports. This allows reagents (or solvents) to be added in-line.

Pressurisation Module

Pressurisation Module

The Pressurisation module serves three major functions: avoiding bubbles in the flow reactor, inert gas blanket over inputs and enabling superheating of the reaction (by pressurisation).

Sampler and Dilutor
Sampler and Dilutor

The Sampler and Dilutor is the interface between the Synthesis system and the Analysis system.

HPLC Pump Module
HPLC Pump Module

The HPLC Pump Module enables the user to perform isocratic or binary gradient elution at flow rates from 0.1 ml/min up to 2ml/min.

UV Detector
UV Detector

The UV Detector is a single, variable wavelength unit and can operate at any wavelength between 190nm and 400nm

Solvent Store
Solvent Store

This module is a location to store solvent supply and waste bottles

Tube Reactor Heater
Tube Reactor Heater

The Tube Reactor Heater is automatically controlled by the AFRICA software.

FLLEX
FLLEX (Flow Liquid-Liquid Extractor)

The FLLEX module enables Flow Liquid-Liquid Extraction for the AFRICA automated flow chemistry system.

Reagent Injection Module
Reagent Injection Module

The Reagent Injection modules together enable fully automated aspiration of up to hundreds of solutions from a robot deck and subsequent timed injection into the flow reactor.

Product Collection Module
Product Collection Module

The Product Collection Modules enable individual reactions/samples to be automatically collected in tubes, vials etc.

Software
Software

The Africa software allows the user to enter only “chemist familiar” terms, e.g. concentration, equivalents, time and temperature rather than flow rates.