C&EN White Paper
Under pressure: How to choose the right pressure reaction vessel
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Pressure reactors are prized in the pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries for their ability to speed up slow reactions, such as hydrogenations. When choosing a pressure reactor, scientists must weigh many factors related to the type and scale of the desired reaction. This white paper will walk readers through the various design features of pressure reactors, giving them the tools to make an informed decision that will improve the safety and efficiency of their laboratory.

Key Objectives:
  • Glass pressure reactors can handle up to 45 pounds per square inch in gauge (psig), making them a safe choice for many reactions.
  • Innovations in glass reactor design, such as joints with internal threads, have made it possible to open and seal access points, increasing there versatility of glass pressure reactors.
  • Safety is the most critical factor when considering glass reactor design. Many features of these reactors are aimed at safety, including thick walls, safety rupture discs, and well-established vessel pressure limits.

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