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In-situ reaction monitoring analyzer
MB-Rx  

In situ reaction monitoring is an essential step in the chemical synthesis process. Intended for laboratories and pilot plants, the MB-Rx Reaction Monitor provides chemists with direct access to real-time experiment data via a rugged insertion probe and an intuitive software interface.

 

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Overview

The MB-Rx is designed around the key concepts of analytical performance, reliability and simplicity. It is a plug-and-play solution that can be used at any time without requiring any consumables or maintenance!

This robust analytical solution provides real-time insight into reaction monitoring for various processes in chemical and biotechnology applications. The MB-Rx enables R&D and process development teams to look into the progress of chemical reactions as they happen. Chemical reaction in a flow or batch reactor requires a fast and efficient method to measure the consumption of reactants as well as the formation of products and by-products in order to optimize an industrial process in the shortest time possible.

 

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Spectroscopic performance (typical at 25° C)

Spectral ranges:

  • ZnSe ATR probe + silver halide fibres: 600-3300 cm-1
  • Diamond ATR probe + silver halide fibres: 600-1900 cm-1 + 2300-3300 cm-1
  • ZrO2 ATR probe + chalcogenide fibres: 1550-8000 cm-1

Apodized resolution adjustable from 1 cm-1 to 64 cm-1 (2r increments)
Signal sampling: 24-bit ADC
Limit of Detection for acetone in toluene: 0.1% w/w (60s acquisition, 4 cm-1 resolution) 

 

A comprehensive and intuitive package
The MB-Rx features a number of integrated software modules that include all of the functions required for collecting and analyzing real-time data generated during chemical experiments. The Reaction Configuration Wizard takes the user through the critical steps of the experiment set-up process. The system can generate multiple real-time trends related to spectral features or chemical properties. Experiments can be modified “on the fly” using the full-featured main reaction interface. At the end of a reaction, the experiment data can be saved and reprocessed off-line using a variety of pre-treatments in order to optimize a reaction. 


The MB-Rx features several integrated software modules that provide all functions to collect and analyze real-time data generated during chemical experiments. The user is taken through the critical steps of the experiment setup thanks to a reaction configuration wizard. The system can generate multiple real-time trends of spectral features or chemical properties. Experiments can be modified “on the fly” through the full-featured main reaction interface. At the end of a reaction, the experiment data can be saved and reprocessed off-line with different pretreatments, in order to optimize a reaction. 

Software (computer not included)

  • Standard software modules:
    • Horizon MB RX: Real-time reaction monitoring
    • Horizon MB FTIR: Basic instrument operations and validation
    • Horizon MB Quantify: Chemometrics and calibration development

       

  • Optional software modules:
    •  Horizon MB Library: Library search engine
    • Horizon MB IR Interpretation: Identification of functional groups in molecules and interpretation of complex spectra based on automated peak table search against a reference library
    • Horizon MB Security: Configurable settings for securized access control, electronic records protection and traceability
    • FTSW100: Automated process monitoring

 

 

 

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