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Four models to best fit your scale-up needs

If you want to scale-up your laboratory process, the Rotavapor® R-220 Pro family will offer you: a wide variety of glass assemblies, high performance systems, the possibility of continuous operations, and an economical model for essential needs.

  • Distillation rate:up to 12 L Ethanol/hour

  • Heating bath temperature :up to 180 °C

  • Sample size:max. 12 L per batch

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    Exceptional user experience

    Some of the greatest benefits of the Rotavapor® R-220 Pro, which you, as a user can benefit from, include a user-friendly design with programmable methods guiding through SOPs, automatic distillation even of challenging foaming samples, and remote monitoring on mobile phone with push notifications. Convenient flask handling with patented BUCHI flask coupling and unique flask handler comes on top to further enhance your experience with the industrial rotary evaporator. Finally, plastic coated glassware (P+G) and additional protection shields and grids guarantee your maximum user safety.

    (Video) Demo of the Rotavapor R-220 Pro

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    Individualized

    The Rotavapor R-220 Pro can be customized to a great extent. You can benefit from four R-220 Pro platforms to match your specific needs: maximum flexibility, highest performance, large volumes or essential demands. Also, seven glass assemblies are available for various uses, including distillation of foaming samples, recrystallization under reflux and height restrictions and any system extensions are easily possible with a wide range of accessories, such as automatic foam detection, temperature monitoring, coolant flow control and many more.

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    Made to last

    When BUCHI customers say the Rotavapor® R-220 Pro is made to last, they mean it. The R-220 Pro is made of corrosion-free stainless-steel to enhance its durability and prolong its lifetime. The risk of product contamination is non-existent due to the use of highly chemical resistant materials and the robust industrial design ensures seamless 24/7 operation to make your work easier.

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    • The combination of the detachable 8.7" capacitive touchscreen and additional navigation and emergency stop hard keys allow for maximum usability and remote control.

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      (Video) Rotavapor R-220 Pro Installation Glassware
    • Foaming samples are no longer a problem: The AutoDest function and the foam sensor guarantee for safe and automatic distillation even of challenging samples.

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    • Customized standard operating procedures (SOPs) provide convenient user guidance through the process and push notifications to mobile phones if attention should be required.

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    • The robust design and the use of premium quality materials allow for extensive operation under harsh production conditions and guarantee a for long product lifetime.

    • The user-friendly interface gives a comprehensive overview of settings, current readings and progression graphs of relevant process parameters at any time.

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    • Safety features include plastic coated glassware (P+G), over-temperature protection, over-pressure release, bath overflow drain, spring-supported valves for glass breakage prevention as well as remote control and monitoring.

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    Characteristics

    • Heating capacity
    • Power consumption
    • Approvals
    • Vacuum controller
    • Maximum heating temperature
    • Heating bath medium
    • Leakage of the complete system
    • Material in contact with product
    • Instrument height
    • Rotavapor® R-220 Pro Standard

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      • Heating capacity:3600 W
      • Power consumption:5000 W
      • Approvals:CE, UL, CSA
      • Vacuum controller:Included
      • Maximum heating temperature:180 °C
      • Heating bath medium:Water or Oil
      • Leakage of the complete system:<1 mbar/min
      • Material in contact with product:FDA compliant materials
      • Instrument height:1750 mm
    • Rotavapor® R-220 Pro Continuous

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      • Heating capacity:3600 W
      • Power consumption:5000 W
      • Approvals:CE
      • Vacuum controller:Included
      • Maximum heating temperature:180 °C
      • Heating bath medium:Water or Oil
      • Leakage of the complete system:<1 mbar/min
      • Material in contact with product:FDA compliant materials
      • Instrument height:1750 mm
    • Rotavapor® R-220 Pro Essential

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      • Heating capacity:3600 W
      • Power consumption:5000 W
      • Approvals:CE, UL, CSA
      • Vacuum controller:Not included
      • Maximum heating temperature:180 °C
      • Heating bath medium:Water or Oil
      • Leakage of the complete system:<1 mbar/min
      • Material in contact with product:FDA compliant materials
      • Instrument height:1700 mm
    • Rotavapor® R-220 Pro High Performance

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      (Video) Installation rotary evaporator R-220 Pro from Buchi
      • Heating capacity:6300 W
      • Power consumption:7500 W
      • Approvals:CE
      • Vacuum controller:Included
      • Maximum heating temperature:100 °C
      • Heating bath medium:Water only
      • Leakage of the complete system:<1 mbar/min
      • Material in contact with product:FDA compliant materials
      • Instrument height:1800 mm
    Very durable, customers are happy with our service qualityPh. D. Jie Li - Biolink Life Sciences. Inc., USA
    • Evaporating flask 6 literEvaporating flask 6 liter for a sample volume of max. 4 liter. Flange size 150 mm. Made of Borosilicate glass 3.3
    • Bath protection shieldThis foldable shield protects the evaporating flask as well as the operator.
    • Autodest sensorFor automatic distillation on an industrial Rotavapor®. It regulates the vacuum according to cooling capacity of the condenser and the bath temperature.
    • Cooling Water ValveThe 24 V cooling valve is an accessory for the Rotavapor® that eliminates unnecessary water waste by stopping cooling water flow when not in use.
    • Manual handler for 20 liter flasksFor easy mounting and removal of the evaporating flasks along with safe transport. This is the safest way to handle heavy and hot flasks.
    • Vacuum valveElectrical 24 valve for vacuum regulation when operated with a non-BUCHI vacuum pump. Equipped with hose barb 12.5 mm.
    • Coolant temperature sensorThis optional sensor is required to display the coolant temperature on the Rotavapor. This is recommended to optimize the distillation settings.
    • Foam Detector SetThe Foam Detector Set for the Rotavapor® R-220 Pro detects rising foam and triggers a short aeration pulse to eliminate the foam. It is usable only in combination with a descending glass configuration.
    • Level sensorOptional level sensor to mount on the receiving flask for defined concentration of product. Also to prevent an overflow of the secondary condenser if combined with a Vacuum Pump V-600 with secondary condenser.
    • Evaporating flask 10 literEvaporating flask 10 liter for a sample volume of max. 6 liter. Flange size 150 mm. Made of Borosilicate glass 3.3
    • TrolleyStable trolley in stainless steel for mobile and flexible installation in the lab. The shelf board offers space to place accessories. Recommended to all BUCHI Spray Dryers and Rotavapor® R-220 Pro.
    • Evaporating flask 20 L brownEvaporating flask 20 liter for a sample volume of max. 10 liter. Amberized glass to protect the sample from UV light. Flange size 150 mm. Made of Borosilicate glass 3.3

    Downloads

    • Operation Manual Recirculation Chiller F-325 en(pdf)
    • Operation Manual Rotavapor R-220 Pro en(pdf)
    • Technical Data Sheet Rotavapor R-220 Pro(pdf)
    • Technical Data Sheet Recirculating Chiller F-325(pdf)
    • Product Brochure Rotavapor R-220 Pro en(pdf)
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    • Recirculating Chiller F-325Recirculating chiller with a cooling capacity of 2500 W at 15 °C. This chiller is not only cooling the Rotavapor® R-220 Pro but also operates as a trolley and host of the Vacuum Pump V-600. Dimensions are (WxDxH): 1100 x 660 x 560 mm
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      Solvent re-use plays an important role in Academia. The Rotavapor® is the best choice for this and many other applications: Concentration, Solvent recycling, Distillation.

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    • Pharmaceutical

      The pharmaceutical industry has a need for an evaporation solution that covers a wide range of applications. The rotary evaporator is the best choice for gentle evaporation: Concentration, Drying, Re-crystallization, Synthesis.

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    FAQs

    How do you use a rotavapor? ›

    You want to lower the flask into the water bath in order to do that you use this handle here. And

    What does the rotary evaporator rotovap accomplish and how does it work? ›

    Rotary evaporation is the process of reducing the volume of a solvent by distributing it as a thin film across the interior of a vessel at elevated temperature and reduced pressure. This promotes the rapid removal of excess solvent from less volatile samples.

    What is the principle of rotary evaporator? ›

    Rotary evaporators work on the principle that solvents have a range of boiling points, which decrease under reduced pressure. The evaporation flask rotates at a specified speed forcing the materials to form a large area of thin film on the inner wall of the flask.

    Can rotary evaporator remove water? ›

    Yes, the rotary evaporator can remove water but it is dependent on the factors listed above. You have to take the time to understand how to use the machine as that is the only way to feel safe about what you are doing.

    When should you not use a rotary evaporator? ›

    Rotovaps cannot be used for air and water-sensitive materials. Highly reactive materials should also not be rotovaped to prevent damage to seals. Distillation is a more appropriate choice for solvent removal for these items. 14.

    Can you lose product in a rotovap? ›

    Even if your sample stays in the flask, the chances of it spilling over when the rotation and vacuum are turned on are high. To avoid losing product, the evaporation flask that you connect to the rotovap should never be more than half full.

    How can I speed up my rotary evaporator? ›

    How to Speed Up Your Rotary Evaporation Process
    1. Increasing the rotation speed.
    2. Increasing the vessel size.
    3. Increasing the bath temperature.
    4. Increasing the vacuum level.
    26 Jun 2019

    What can be used instead of rotary evaporator? ›

    All Answers (9) You can simulate a rotary evaporator by monting a system compraised of an erlenmeyer over a hot plate magnetic stirrer or a heated ballon, conected to a inclined condenser.

    What is boiling point of DMF under vacuum? ›

    Solvents with higher boiling points such as water (100 °C at standard atmospheric pressure, 760 torr or 1 bar), dimethylformamide (DMF, 153 °C at the same), or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO, 189 °C at the same), can also be evaporated if the unit's vacuum system is capable of sufficiently low pressure.

    How long does rotary evaporator take? ›

    Removal of solvent by a rotary evaporator is superior to evaporation under atmospheric pressure for many reasons. The process is much quicker (often takes less than 5 minutes), uses lower temperatures (so decomposition is unlikely), and uses less energy than boiling with a heat source.

    Can rotary evaporator be used for distillation? ›

    A rotary evaporator is a specially designed instrument for the evapora- tion of solvent (single-stage or straight distillation) under vacuum. The evaporator consists of a heating bath with a rotating flask, in which the liquid is distributed as a thin film over the hot wall surfaces and can evaporate easily.

    What temperature should the water bath be when using a rotary evaporator? ›

    Water Bath

    Usually 40-60 degrees Celsius is sufficient. The water bath temperature should not exceed the boiling point of the solvent! The condenser could be overloaded since the evaporation rate will exceed the condensation capacity.

    Does alcohol boil in a vacuum? ›

    The vacuum lowers the boiling point of the ethanol, meaning that other volatile flavour chemicals (such as alpha acids in the hops) are less affected, and the flavour remains closer to the original. Under the vacuum, the boiling point of the ethanol reduces from 78 °C to approximately 34 °C.

    How can we remove water from solvent? ›

    The easiest way to remove the water from organic solvents can use Molecular Sieves, Anhydrous Sodium Sulfate, if you want to need super dry solvent (Water Free ) you can use sodium followed by distillation (but this method are much sensitive).

    How do you evaporate methanol from extract without a rotary evaporator? ›

    You can accomplish evaporation from a solution quickly by placing it in a side-arm flask, sealing the flask, and then applying vacuum. Under vacuum (reduced pressure) liquids vaporize and boil off at lower temperatures; effectively, the solvents come off a lot faster when under vacuum than at atmospheric pressure.

    At what pressure does methanol evaporate? ›

    The pressure inside the container is due to both liquids evaporating. The partial pressures, Pa and Pb, are determined using Raoult's Law. So, for example, methanol has a vapor pressure of 94 torr at 25 °C, and ethanol has a vapor pressure of 44 torr at 25 °C.

    What does it mean by 20 40 60 rule for efficient evaporation process explain? ›

    There is a general 20/40/60 rule. It states that the temperature of the water bath should be 60 °C, causing a temperature of 40 °C of the sample and the vapor evolved is thereafter condensed at 20 °C. For lower temperature ranges, a 0/20/40 rule is applicable.

    Does a rotovap use vacuum? ›

    The rotovap is designed to be operated under a vacuum (to lower a compound's boiling point) while heating the sample at the same time. A cold finger is used to condense the vapors to a liquid, which are trapped in a separate flask. Below is a photograph of a rotary evaporator.

    What is the bump trap used for? ›

    Rotary Evaporator Bump Traps is used between the vapor tube and evaporation flask on a rotary evaporator to prevent contents of the flask from being drawn into the condenser in the event of bumping. Modified bump traps provide expanded volume for reactions that have a tendency to foam excessively.

    How rotary evaporator is used for extraction? ›

    Rotary evaporators extract solvents at low temperatures with a high degree of repeatability and efficiency. The method of action decreases the pressure inside of the round bottom flask and increases the surface area through gentle rotation which improves process time.

    How does a rotary evaporator remove solvent? ›

    Roto-evaporation requires mechanical rotation of a flask under vacuum. The rotation of the flask increases the surface area of the solvent to be removed, increasing the rate of evaporation, and reducing the risk of "bumping": when a large pocket of solvent vapor forms rapidly and displaces the surrounding liquid.

    How much vacuum is needed for rotary evaporator? ›

    At a given bath temperature, you'll need more vacuum for a solvent with a boiling point of 60°C than a solvent with a boiling point of 50°C. The VP Series Vacuum Pump comes with several options for speed and pressure combinations: 18 L/min & 20 mbar, 50 L/min & 150 mbar or 30 L/min & 250 mbar.

    How can I speed up my rotary evaporator? ›

    How to Speed Up Your Rotary Evaporation Process
    1. Increasing the rotation speed.
    2. Increasing the vessel size.
    3. Increasing the bath temperature.
    4. Increasing the vacuum level.
    26 Jun 2019

    What can be used instead of rotary evaporator? ›

    All Answers (9) You can simulate a rotary evaporator by monting a system compraised of an erlenmeyer over a hot plate magnetic stirrer or a heated ballon, conected to a inclined condenser.

    How do you stop rotary evaporation from bumping? ›

    To avoid "bumping": • Do not fill your flask > ½ full. Faster spin rate usually helps. Use a moderate bath temp – too high will cause excessively fast evaporation.

    How do you avoid bumping when evaporating solutions? ›

    The traditional way to avoid bumping during evaporation is through visual inspection, says Anderson—simply watching the samples and adjusting the vacuum pressure so that bumping doesn't occur.

    Can you rotovap ether? ›

    You can - but you needt to be VERY careful - diethyl ether is highly flammable. The flash point for either is well below zero degrees C, and the auto ignition temperature is just 160 degrees C.

    How do I remove DCM? ›

    The best method of removing solvents like chloroform, THF, dichloromethane without using a rotary evaporator is simple distillation on water bath.

    How do you evaporate methanol from extract without a rotary evaporator? ›

    You can accomplish evaporation from a solution quickly by placing it in a side-arm flask, sealing the flask, and then applying vacuum. Under vacuum (reduced pressure) liquids vaporize and boil off at lower temperatures; effectively, the solvents come off a lot faster when under vacuum than at atmospheric pressure.

    How do you remove ethanol from plant extract? ›

    Now the extract needs to be separated from the ethanol. To separate the two, use a rotary evaporator. When connected to a vacuum pump, the rotary evaporator uses the vacuum to lower the boiling point of ethanol, resulting in a quicker evaporation. The resulting extract or oil will be completely free of ethanol.

    What temperature should the water bath be when using a rotary evaporator? ›

    Water Bath

    Usually 40-60 degrees Celsius is sufficient. The water bath temperature should not exceed the boiling point of the solvent! The condenser could be overloaded since the evaporation rate will exceed the condensation capacity.

    How long does rotary evaporator take? ›

    Removal of solvent by a rotary evaporator is superior to evaporation under atmospheric pressure for many reasons. The process is much quicker (often takes less than 5 minutes), uses lower temperatures (so decomposition is unlikely), and uses less energy than boiling with a heat source.

    How do you remove solvent under reduced pressure? ›

    The removal of solvents can be effectively accomplished by boiling. Unfortunately, many solutes such as proteins, are destroyed by the heat required to drive off solvents. However, solvents can boil by either applying heat or by lowering the atmospheric pressure.

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