11 Apr 2019

New SPS for The University of Texas at Austin, Chemistry Department

Location: Austin, Texas

About our client:
The Department of Chemistry at UT Austin is recognized as one of the leading chemistry research departments in the country with research areas in bioanalytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biophysics, catalysis, chemical biology, chemical physics and dynamics, chemical theory and computation, drugs, drug discovery & diagnostics, electrochemistry, energy, environment & sustainability, environmental chemistry, enzymology, materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy, structural biology, surface chemistry, synthetic methods, and total synthesis chemistry.

The research conducted in the Department of Chemistry UT Austin has an impact throughout Texas, the nation, and the world.

About our project:
The PPT six solvent purification system was commissioned for the Hull Lab of UT Austin, an organic chemistry lab,
that conducts research in transition metal catalysis. Their research focuses on the development of new synthetic methods for organic chemists working in the fields of total synthesis and medicinal chemistry. They also conduct mechanistic studies of transition metal catalyzed reactions.

Some of the important advantages and components in the SPS engineered, built and installed by PPT include:

  • Dual high performance/capacity stainless steel solvent
    column sets (2 columns/solvent for a total of 12)
  • 6 Solvents: THF, Diethyl Ether, Methylene Chloride, Toluene, Hexane, Dioxane
  • 100 % Stainless steel frame & integrated table/safety spill tray
  • High performance 2 stage chemically resistant diaphragm
    vacuum pump rated for 41 lpm & 6 Torr (oil free*)
  • High volume vacuum manifold insures quick pump down for
    fast solvent draw & better evacuation of the flask.
  • FM approved flammable liquids safety cabinet to house solvent kegs
  • All solvents are color coded from the kegs to columns
  • All flexible solvent hoses are stainless steel braid over Teflon
  • Argon manifold valves for each solvent so system can still run if
    any solvent loop needs to shut down