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SynLectro™ Electrolysis Platform


With the new SynLectro™ Electrolysis Platform

Electrochemistry for organic synthesis is a technique that has gained popularity due to its ability to design complex small molecules that have previously been impossible to make or find more efficient ways to make known compounds. By using electrical energy to drive chemical change, a targeted section of the molecule can be transformed while leaving the rest of the structure untouched. In addition, the use of electricity replaces toxic and costly chemicals allowing the synthesis to be completed more efficiently, cleaner, and cheaper.

Our new SynLectro™ Electrolysis Platform is designed to simplify and standardize electrochemical organic synthesis at research and batch scale. With our convenient portfolio, there is no need to design or construct your setup anymore. Just choose your kit or pick your components a’la carte and you are ready to explore new electrochemical reactions.

Learn more about each component of the SynLectro™ Electrolysis Platform:

Starter Kit 50 Starter Kit

Figure 1.Starter Kit 50 Starter Kit

Starter Kit 50 Starter Kit

Our 50 mL Starter Kit, containing a 50 mL glass cell, a PTFE stopper and sleeve, two electrode holders, and six electrodes (2 graphite, stainless steel, nickel, lead, and zinc), is the perfect way to experiment using electrochemistry for organic synthesis.

200 mL Starter Kit

Our 200 mL Starter Kit, containing a 200 mL glass cell, PTFE stopper and sleeve, two electrode holders, and six electrodes (2 graphite, stainless steel, nickel, lead, and zinc), is the perfect way to scale-up reactions using electrochemistry.

Key Features

  • No need to self-design equipment for reactions
  • Easy-to-use set-up for provides consistency and reproducibility
  • Compatible with commercial power supplies
  • Supports 2- or 3-electrode setups
  • Ensures safety – open system, stopper separates electrical contacts from electrolyte
Glass Cells and Stoppers

Figure 2.Glass Cells and Stoppers

Glass Cells and Stoppers

We offer four different cell configurations, a 50 mL cell, a 50 mL jacketed cell, a 200 mL cell, and a 200 mL jacketed cell. Our jacketed cells provide a simple interface to connect an external temperature control system to either heat or cool the electrolyte.

Our PTFE stopper and PTFE sleeve has been designed to separate electrical contacts from electrolyte and work exclusively with our glass cells.

Key Features

  • Designed to simplify setup, optimize reactivity, and improve safety
  • Side-arm enables connection to reflux condenser or inert gas
  • Jacketed option supports thermal control
  • Chemical resistant material (PTFE)
  • Protects electrical contacts from electrolytes
  • Sleeve (optional) prevents seized joints
Electrode Holders

Figure 3.Electrode Holders

Electrode Holders

We offer two electrode holder options: a stainless-steel electrode holder and a PTFE electrode holder, to connect the power source to the electrode.

Key Features

  • Fits snuggly through stopper, holding electrodes firmly in place to create homogenous electric field
  • Electrical contact end is compatible with commercial power supplies
  • Stainless steel
  • PTFE electrode holder prevents damage/scratching to electrode surface - for use with soft electrodes

Figure 4.Electrodes


Choose from 14 different materials:

  • Nickel Electrode
  • Stainless Steel Electrode
  • Copper Electrode
  • Tin Electrode
  • Lead Electrode
  • Leaded Bronze Electrode
  • Zinc Electrode
  • Magnesium Electrode
  • Aluminum Electrode
  • Graphite Electrode
  • Glassy Carbon Electrode
  • Boron-doped Diamond Electrode
  • Nickel Foam Electrode
  • Graphite Felt Electrode

Key Features

  • Each electrode has a dimension of 3x20x60mm, tailored to fit within our cells
  • Tailor designed to fit with cells, allowing for optimal active electrode surface

SynLectro™ Electrolysis Platform in Action

We’ve compiled representative literature examples using the SynLectro™ platform for electrochemistry:

Reductive cyclization to access 2H-2-(aryl)-benzo[d]-1,2,3-triazoles

Nitrone synthesis from nitroarenes and aldehydes

Benzyl-aryl cross-coupling

Phenol and anilide couplings

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