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80L-100L Double Layer Jacketed Chemical Glass Reactor

Chemical reactions are at the heart of numerous scientific and industrial processes. To facilitate these reactions and ensure optimal control, a versatile and reliable piece of laboratory equipment called the double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor comes into play.

    What is a double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor?

    A double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor is a sophisticated apparatus used to control and perform chemical reactions. It consists of an outer layer, an inner layer, and a jacket in between for temperature control. The reactor's main purpose is to provide a controlled environment where reactants can be combined and manipulated under specific conditions to achieve desired outcomes.

    Quick Details

    Capacity 80L-100L
    Automatic Grade Automatic
    Type Reaction Kettle
    Core Components: Engine, Motor
    Glass Material: High Borosilicate Glass 3.3
    Working Temperatur: -350
    Heating Method: Thermal Oil Heating
    After Warranty Service: Online support

    Product Attribute

    Product Modle PGR-80 PGR-100
    Volume(L) 80 100
    Neck No.on Cover 6 6
    External Diameter of Inner Vessel(mm) 410 465
    External Diameter of Outer Vessel(mm) 465 500
    Cover Diameter(mm) 340 340
    Vessel Height(mm) 950 950
    Motor Power(w) 250 250
    Vacuum Degree(Mpa) 0.098 0.098
    Rotation Speed(rpm) 50-600 50-600
    Torque(Nm) 3.98 3.98
    Power(V) 220 220
    Diamension(mm) 1000*700*2500 1000*700*2700

    Importance and applications of chemical glass reactors

    Chemical glass reactors play a crucial role in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemical research and development, and the food and beverage industry. They enable scientists and engineers to explore and optimize chemical reactions, leading to innovations in drug development, materials synthesis, and process optimization.

    Understanding the structure and components

    To comprehend the functioning of a double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor, it is essential to understand its structure and components.

    Outer layer and inner layer: The reactor has an outer layer made of sturdy material, typically stainless steel, which provides durability and protection. The inner layer consists of a high-quality borosilicate glass, known for its excellent chemical resistance, transparency, and thermal properties. The glass material ensures visibility of the reaction process and protects the reactants from external contamination.

    Jacketed design for temperature control: Between the inner and outer layers, a jacketed design is employed. Through this jacket, a temperature-controlling medium, such as water or oil, circulates to maintain precise temperature conditions. The jacketed design allows for efficient heat transfer, enabling quick adjustments to the reaction environment.

    Glass material and its benefits: The use of glass as the primary material offers several advantages in chemical glass reactors. Glass is inert, meaning it does not react with most chemicals, ensuring unadulterated reactions. Its transparency allows scientists to visually monitor the reaction progress, facilitating better control and analysis. Glass is also easy to clean and sterilize, promoting safe and reliable operation.
    Stirring and mixing mechanism:Inside the chemical glass reactor, a stirring mechanism is employed to ensure thorough mixing of reactants. This mechanism, usually a motor-driven impeller or paddle, enables efficient heat and mass transfer, leading to higher reaction rates and improved product yields.

    Benefits of using a double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor

    The utilization of a double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor provides several benefits, making it a preferred choice in various scientific and industrial settings.

    Enhanced temperature control: The jacketed design of a chemical glass reactor allows precise control over temperature conditions during a reaction. By circulating temperature-controlling fluids through the jacket, the reactor can maintain a stable and uniform environment. This control is crucial for reactions that require specific temperature ranges, ensuring optimal yields and selectivity.

    Prevention of cross-contamination: The integration of the double layer construction in chemical glass reactors minimizes the risk of cross-contamination between different reactions. The inner layer, made of glass, acts as an effective barrier, preventing the reactants from interacting with the outer environment. This feature enables researchers to perform multiple reactions simultaneously without concerns of undesirable side reactions or contamination.

    Easy cleaning and maintenance: The use of glass as the primary material simplifies the cleaning and maintenance process of chemical glass reactors. Glass surfaces are non-porous and resistant to chemical corrosion, facilitating effortless removal of residuals. Additionally, the transparency of glass allows operators to inspect and ensure thorough cleaning, guaranteeing the reactor's reliability and longevity.

    Applications and industries

    Chemical glass reactors find extensive applications across various industries due to their versatility and precise control over reactions. Here are some notable domains where these reactors are commonly employed.

    Pharmaceutical industry: In pharmaceutical research and development, chemical glass reactors are indispensable tools. They enable the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), optimization of reaction conditions, and scale-up studies. The reactors' ability to provide temperature control, prevent contamination, and facilitate observation contributes to efficient drug discovery and development processes.

    Chemical research and development: Chemical glass reactors are widely utilized in the research and development of new chemical compounds and processes. From exploring new catalysts to conducting multi-step synthesis, these reactors provide a controlled environment for scientists to investigate chemical reactions. The transparency of glass aids in monitoring reaction kinetics, identifying intermediates, and optimizing reaction pathways.

    Food and beverage industry: In the food and beverage industry, chemical glass reactors find applications in flavor and fragrance development, process optimization, and quality control. Whether it's evaluating the impact of temperature on food processing or assessing the reactivity of ingredients, these reactors offer a controlled and observable environment. The non-reactive nature of glass ensures the integrity and safety of the food and beverage products being tested.

    Heating and cooling capabilities

    Check the reactor's temperature control range and the efficiency of its heating and cooling systems. Ensure that the reactor can achieve and maintain the desired temperature ranges for the reactions you intend to perform.

    Reactor material and compatibility
    Evaluate the material of the reactor's inner layer and its compatibility with the anticipated reactants and chemical conditions. Ensure that the chosen reactor material is resistant to the chemicals involved to avoid damage or contamination.

    Safety features and certifications
    Look for safety features such as pressure relief valves, temperature sensors, and alarms. Consider whether the reactor meets relevant safety certifications and complies with industry standards to ensure safe operation and minimize risks.

    Proper operation and maintenance

    To ensure the optimal performance and longevity of a double layer jacketed chemical glass reactor, proper operation and regular maintenance are essential. Here are some guidelines to follow:

    Preparing the reactor for use
    1. Thoroughly clean the reactor surfaces using appropriate cleaning agents to remove any residues or contaminants.
    2. Check the condition of the sealing gaskets and replace them if damaged or worn out.
    3. Inspect the stirring mechanism for smooth operation and ensure it is properly lubricated.

    Guidelines for safe handling
    1. Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, safety goggles, and lab coats, when handling reactants or operating the reactor.
    2. Follow the recommended operating procedures and adhere to safety guidelines to minimize the risk of accidents or exposure to hazardous substances.
    3. Monitor the reaction closely and be prepared to respond to any unexpected changes or emergencies.

    Cleaning and maintenance procedures
    1. After each use, clean the reactor thoroughly with suitable cleaning agents. Pay attention to the inner surfaces and the stirring mechanism.
    2. Rinse the reactor with distilled water to remove any cleaning agent residue.
    3. Inspect the glass surfaces for any cracks, chips, or signs of wear. Replace any damaged parts to ensure the integrity of the reactor.
    4. Lubricate the stirring mechanism regularly according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
    5. Store the reactor in a clean and dry environment when not in use to protect it from potential damage or contamination.

    Comparing glass reactors with other reactor types

    While double layer jacketed chemical glass reactors offer numerous advantages, it is worth considering their counterparts for specific applications. Here are comparisons with other reactor types:

    Stainless steel reactors: Stainless steel reactors are known for their durability and resistance to corrosion. They are ideal for reactions involving highly corrosive substances, high pressures, or extreme temperature conditions. However, they lack the transparency and visibility provided by glass reactors, making monitoring and observation more challenging.

    Single layer glass reactors: Single layer glass reactors are simpler in design and suitable for basic chemical reactions. They do not have a separate jacket for temperature control, which limits their application range compared to double layer jacketed reactors. Single layer reactors are often used in educational settings or small-scale experiments.

    PTFE reactors: PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) reactors are notable for their excellent chemical resistance and non-stick properties. They offer advantages in specific applications where reactants may adhere to glass surfaces. However, PTFE reactors may not provide the same level of visibility as glass reactors, which can limit observation and monitoring capabilities.

    Ultimately, the choice of reactor type depends on the specific requirements of the reaction, the desired visibility, the nature of the chemicals involved, and the operating conditions.


    1. Can a glass reactor handle corrosive substances?
    Glass reactors are generally compatible with a wide range of chemicals. However, certain highly corrosive substances may require alternative materials, such as stainless steel or PTFE. It is crucial to evaluate the compatibility of the reactants with the glass material and consult the manufacturer's recommendations.

    2. What are the maximum and minimum temperature limitations?
    The temperature limitations of a glass reactor depend on the glass material used and the design. Generally, borosilicate glass can withstand temperatures ranging from -80°C to 200°C, making it suitable for a broad range of reactions. However, it is essential to check the specific temperature range provided by the manufacturer for the reactor model in question.

    3. How long does a glass reactor last?
    The lifespan of a glass reactor can vary depending on factors such as usage, maintenance, and handling. With proper care and regular maintenance, a well-maintained glass reactor can last for several years. It is crucial to follow the recommended cleaning and maintenance procedures to ensure its longevity.

    4. Is it possible to automate the stirring process?
    Yes, it is possible to automate the stirring process in a glass reactor. Many models offer motorized stirring mechanisms that can be controlled using programmable settings. Automation allows for precise and consistent stirring, making it convenient for longer reactions or processes that require specific agitation rates.

    5. Are glass reactors suitable for large-scale production?
    Glass reactors are primarily designed for laboratory-scale experiments and research purposes. For large-scale production, alternative reactor types, such as stainless steel reactors, are typically more suitable due to their higher capacity, robustness, and scalability. Glass reactors are best suited for small to medium-scale reactions and process optimization.