The R-100 rotary evaporator is an entry level Rotavapor® to meet the essential needs in evaporation and BUCHI’s high quality standards. View more
Economical evaporation
Benefits

Economical

  • Effective Rotavapor for limited budgets
  • Fundamental design fulfills essential needs of evaporation
  • High longevity thanks to high quality material

Solid and proven

  • Reliable operation due to robust design
  • Quick and ergonomic operation with smooth manual lift mechanism
  • Easy flask handling and vapor duct removal thanks to multifunctional Combi-Clip

Expandable

  • Easy operation by integrating interface, vacuum pump and recirculating chiller
  • Expandable with a wide range of accessories and various glass assemblies
  • Flexibility to use the independent heating bath for further applications
Expert Advice

Is the selection of the right condenser important?

The selection of the right condenser is crucial to be able to perform the required application. Depending on the required condensation level a different cooling capacity needs to be chosen.

 

How do I determine the optimum evaporation conditions?

The easiest way for finding the right conditions is by applying the “delta 20 rule”:

  • Heating bath temperature should be 20 degrees higher than the boiling point of the solvent to be evaporated at the vacuum chosen
  • Cooling temperature should be at least 20 degrees lower than the boiling temperature of the solvent

A bath temperature of 50 °C is recommended for many applications.

Example:

  • 50 °C heating bath temperature
  • 30 °C boiling temperature (by adjusting the vacuum)
  • < 10 °C cooling temperature

There are many advantages of heating the bath to a maximum of 50 °C:

  • No risk of scalding when handling the evaporation flask
  • Lower evaporation of heating liquid (e.g. water)
  • Higher energy efficiency compared to other heating bath temperatures

 

Why should I buy plastic coated glassware?

P+G Receiving flask

The transparent plastic coating (P+G) improves the durability and stability of the glass. It also protects the operator from broken bits of glass as well as chemicals in case of glass breakage.

Which liquid should be used in the heating bath?

Tap water is the most common used fluid. When using distilled water, 0.5 g of Borax should be added. Distilled water without any additionally added ions will corrode the bath. For heating temperatures higher than 95 °C we recommend polyethyleneglycol (PEG).