The Stuart RE400 and RE400P rotary evaporators replace model RE300 and RE301 and are supplied with diagonal coil condensers and a complete set of glassware.
Long life graphite impregnated PTFE vacuum seal
Easy to use vacuum release
Continuous feed option
Simple counterbalance lift mechanism
Replaces RE300 and RE300P
A rotary evaporator is a distillation unit that incorporates an efficient condenser with a rotating sample flask. As the flask containing the solvent is rotated, it continually transfers a thin layer of liquid over the entire inner surface. This gives a very large surface area for evaporation, the sample or Florentine flask can additionally be heated by an accessory bath to accelerate the process. The entire system has been designed to be vacuum tight, an accessory vacuum pump can be connected to reduce the overall pressure and hence the boiling point of your sample.
Each unit is also provided with an easy to use vacuum release and a continuous feed system, which allows more solvent to be drawn into the rotating Florentine flask without the need to stop the operation.
There is also a plastic coated version available (RE400P), providing additional safety when using the glassware under vacuum. The plastic coating ensures, that operator injury is less likely, should any glass component fail while under vacuum. The added security of a plastic coated also gives the operator sufficient time to transfer any potentially dangerous chemicals to a suitable vessel without spillage.
The RE400 rotary evaporator comes with a diagonally orientated glass condenser for standard distillations.
Diagonal coil condenser plastic coated, vapour tube for diagonal condenser, receiving flask 1000ml plastic coated, Florentine flask 1000ml plastic coated, feed tube with stopcock, vacuum seal, conical joint clip, spherical joint clip. (Please note plastic coated glassware is limited to 80°C and therefore unsuitable for use with the RE400OB oil bath)
Please note that the water bath is not included
What is BioCote?
BioCote anti-microbial coating additive is present on all Stuart brand equipment and offers anti-microbial action to help prevent cross-contamination.
This unique additive is applied during the manufacturing process and contains trace levels of active silver ions which provide an effective anti-microbial action, active against many strains of common bacteria and fungi, including Aspergillus niger, E.coli and Listeria mono.
This coating remains active for the entire product lifespan and can actually help in prolonging the life of products, where a build up of microbes may cause premature material degradation.
BioCote works by inhibiting bacteria in a number of ways including protein damage, cell membrane damage, oxidative damage and DNA interference. Ultimately, the bacteria are prevented from replicating. Without this, bacteria have been shown to die naturally within around 8 hours. BioCote works in a way different to antibiotics so it is currently effective against antibiotic resistant strains.
More recently, BioCote technology was proven effective against particular virus strains, with a reduction of 90% in 2 hours against feline coronavirus, strain Munich. Read more here.