This used Turbovap 500 was acquired from an university located in the Netherlands. The instrument was tested thoroughly and is working perfectly fine.
The TurboVap 500 can evaporate volumes up to 500 mL down to complete dryness with flat bottomed vessels or to a selectable endpoint at 0.5 or 1 mL. A water bath is used to maintain stable temperature, while the cooled glassware condenser collects the solvent. The condenser technology allows for efficient and cost effective collection of hazardous waste. It also prevents losses of samples and allows for analysis to detect cross-contamination issues.
TurboVap 500 is also an excellent alternative to traditional rotary evaporators used in organic synthesis. With a 500 mL solvent capacity and water bath temperatures up to 95 ºC, synthesis mixtures are processed quickly. The unique vortexing action maintains the components of interest in the solvent during evaporations and minimizes the “plating” of the compounds on the vessel walls. The open top cylindrical design of the sample tube, with a small stem at the bottom, provides an easy way to recover the products of interest when the evaporation is completed.
The system is complete with 2 different types of flasks with a 0.5 mL and a 1 mL endpoint.