Penn PhD Photoreactor M2

AC/DC input

100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz


thermocouple type K-Type Thermocouple
(Touch Screen: 3.5” TFT LCD; 320 x 480 resolution)

reaction suitability

reaction type: Photocatalysis
reagent type: catalyst


(Variable stir bar control 100 - 2000 RPM)
0-95% RH at 10-40 °C

W × H × D

11.4 cm × 27.2 cm × 27.9 cm
4.5 in. × 10.7 in. × 11.0 in.

General description

The Penn PhD Photoreactor M2 is a benchtop instrument designed for chemists and researchers to accelerate chemical reactions using photoredox catalysis. The Photoreactor M2 combines LED illumination, mechanical stirring and cooling into one device. The user defined parameters of temperature, intensity, stir rate and time, create a valuable tool for repeatability, traceability, efficiency and consistency of results. The Photoreactor M2 addresses the potential to streamline synthetic sequences, and create valuable strategies for addressing some of the challenges of molecule construction in drug discovery.

Features and Benefits
  • Modular design allows for use with a variety of wavelengths: 450 nm (included), 420 nm (sold separately), and 365 nm (sold separately)
  • 360 degree reflective environment maximizes surface area photon capture
  • Light shield interlock prevents user exposure to harmful light rays
  • Interactive touch screen controls reaction parameters
  • Intertek ETL, CE, and CB approved
  • User defined parameters including temperature, light intensity, fan speed and stirring
  • Auto stop, pause and reset options
  • Supports vial sizes gc, 4, 8, 20, 40 ml
  • Temp feedback using a k-type thermocouple

Photocatalysis Technology Spotlight

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Photoredox catalysis is a powerful synthetic methodology to form challenging covalent bonds using light irradiation. It is effective for light-driven polymer and small molecule synthesis.
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Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

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