X-Cube cartridges

The CatCart® system was designed to make the use of pyrophoric catalysts safer, easier to handle, and reusable with different substrates. The CatCart is an integral, exchangeable part of the H-Cube® system and was created to make the process of hydrogenation easier and more efficient.
The CatCart system is made up of a stainless steel tube packed with heterogeneous catalyst of a specific particle size range. A filter system at either end of the tube allows liquid to pass through the column, but prevents catalyst from leaking out.
ThalesNano has a wide range of different catalysts to suit most types of hydrogenations and are internationally distributed by Sigma Aldrich. These range from the more common types, such as palladium on carbon and Raney Ni, to catalysts used for more chemoselective hydrogenations, such as rhenium catalysts.
Insertion and exchange of CatCarts is a very simple process. The user needs only unscrew the cartridge from the heater system, remove the CatCart, and replace with another cartridge. The whole process takes only a few seconds.
During a reaction, a mixture of hydrogen and dissolved substrate enters the CatCart and adsorbs onto the catalyst bed. The reaction takes place on the catalyst while the substrate/hydrogen mixture passes through the cartridge. The product then flows out of the CatCart and into a collection vial. All the catalyst remains in the cartridge, so the user need only evaporate the solvent to yield the product. After thorough washing with solvent, the CatCart may be used again with another different substrate. This process can be repeated until the catalyst deactivates.
The process of flowing a hydrogen/substrate mixture through a catalyst bed vastly increases the interaction between the three phases (solid catalyst, liquid substrate, hydrogen gas). This interaction is important due to the limited solubility of hydrogen in solvent. The higher the mixing efficiency, the higher the mass transfer onto the catalyst, and therefore, the higher the reaction rates.
Another major advantage of the CatCart system, is that the handling of highly pyrophoric catalysts, such as the Raney type catalysts, is much easier and safer. Catalyst fires most commonly occur upon addition of the catalyst to the reaction mixture and removal of the catalyst from the reaction mixture via filtration. With the CatCart system, the filtration step is not necessary and containment of the catalyst in a cartridge for fast addition and removal of catalyst makes the process far safer and less hazardous than conventional methods.
Catalyst development is ongoing, so please ensure that you regularly check our website for updates. Future developments include CatCarts with immobilized homogenous catalysts. These catalysts can perform chemo-, stereo- and enantioselective reactions in hydrogenation and C-C coupling reactions.

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THSX1152 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Accufluor on alumina
THSX1172 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system activated nickel
THSX1112 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Al2O3
THSX1134 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system AlCl3-functionalized silica
THSX1154 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Amberlite® IR-120(PLUS)
THSX1177 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system 3-aminopropyl-functionalized silica
THSX1141 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system azide, polymer-bound
THSX1160 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system benzenesulfonyl azide-functionalized silica
THSX1136 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system borohydride, polymer-bound
THSX1135 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system bromine, polymer-bound
THSX1127 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system 4-bromopropyl-functionalized silica
THSX1175 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system 10% Pd/C
THSX1138 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system carbonate, polymer-bound
THSX1132 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system chloride, polymer-bound
THSX1157 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system chlorite-functionalized silica
THSX1113 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system K2CO3
THSX1156 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system CuO/Al2O3
THSX1133 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system cyanide, polymer-bound
THSX1123 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system 2-cyanoethyl-functionalized silica
THSX1144 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system dimethylaminomethyl polystyrene
THSX1145 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system DMAP, polymer-bound
THSX1179 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system EDC-MP resin
THSX1139 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system FeCl3-functionalized silica
THSX1187 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system FibreCat® 1001
THSX1189 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system FibreCat® 1007
THSX1140 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system FibreCat® 1032
THSX1149 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system FibreCat® 4001
THSX1150 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system FibreCat® Ir
THSX1117 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system fluoride, polymer-bound
THSX1155 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system guanidine carbonate
THSX1126 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system HF x pyridine, polymer-bound
THSX1171 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system indium, powder
THSX1118 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system iodide, polymer-bound
THSX1168 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system iron, powder
THSX1151 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system LiOH x H2O
THSX1182 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system lipase from Candida antarctica
THSX1183 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system lipase from Candida rugosa
THSX1180 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Lipozyme® from Mucor miehei
THSX1170 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system magnesium, powder
THSX1195 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system montmorillonite (aluminum pillared clay)
THSX1192 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system montmorillonite K10
THSX1191 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system montmorillonite K5
THSX1194 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system montmorillonite KFS/O
THSX1193 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system montmorillonite KP10
THSX1158 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Nafion® NR 50
THSX1159 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Nafion®, trimethylsilylated
THSX1114 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system NaOH
THSX1137 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system nitrite, polymer-bound
THSX1146 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system PCl5, polymer-bound
THSX1188 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd black
THSX1190 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd(II) EnCat® 30
THSX1185 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd EnCat® BINAP 30
THSX1124 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd EnCat® polyTPP 30
THSX1184 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd EnCat® TOTP 30
THSX1125 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd EnCat® TPP 30
THSX1176 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system 5% Pd/SiO2
THSX1178 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Pd tetrakis, polymer-bound
THSX1128 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system perruthenate, polymer-bound
THSX1120 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system piperazine, polymer-bound
THSX1142 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system PTSA, polymer-bound
THSX1153 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system PVPHF
THSX1147 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system pyridine-HCl, polymer-bound
THSX1162 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® AEA
THSX1163 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® AMPA
THSX1164 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® BZA
THSX1165 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® IDA
THSX1166 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® IMDAZ
THSX1167 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® MPA
THSX1161 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system QuadraPure® TU
THSX1111 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system quartz sand
THSX1173 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Raney cobalt
THSX1174 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Raney copper
THSX1121 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Rh(COD)-(dppf)-functionalized silica
THSX1130 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system SO3 x pyridine, polymer-bound
THSX1116 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system TBAF-functionalized silica
THSX1148 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system TBD-functionalized silica
THSX1115 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system titanium
THSX1129 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system TMS, polymer-bound
THSX1131 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system triamine-tetraacetate-functionalized silica
THSX1186 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system tribromide, polymer-bound
THSX1119 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system Yb(III)-functionalized silica
THSX1169 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system zinc, powder
THSX1122 ThalesNano X-Cube CatCart® catalyst cartridge system ZnCl2 on MK10