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SynthesisCell™ - Bulk Cell for mg Quantities


  • Rapid electrosynthesis of mg quantities of difficult to synthesize compounds
  • Complete electrolysis of electroactive species in solution
  • Various large surface-area working electrodes
  • Use for small-scale electrosynthesis studies (up to 80 mL)


The SynthesisCell is designed for small-scale electrosynthesis of mg quantities of compounds that are difficult to synthesize by other methods, e.g., wet chemistry. Typical compounds that can be synthesized are metabolites, intermediates and Redox products. The large surface-area of the working electrode and active stirring of the bulk solution assures for compete electrolysis of any electroactive compound and the generation of Redox products in approximately 1 hour.

Various working electrodes such as carbon (reticulated or smooth glassy carbon), Magic Diamond™ (Boron Doped Diamond) or platinum based are available for increased selectivity and maximum yield. The cell is controlled via the high current ROXY Potentiostat. The progress of the reaction and as well as the concentration of synthesis products can be monitored by taking aliquots over time and analyzing them by flow injection MS or LC/MS.


Working Electrodes

For optimal selectivity and maximum yield different working electrodes are available. Standard the SynthesisCell is supplied with a Reticulated Glassy Carbon (RGC) electrode. Optional Magic Diamond™ (Boron Doped Diamond, BDD) or Platinum (PT) electrodes are available. Others please contact Antec.

Different working electrodes: SynthesisCell working electrodes

A) Tubular shaped Reticulated Glassy Carbon (RGC)
B) Flat smooth Magic Diamond (BDD)
C) Tubular mesh Platinum (PT)




Schematics Synthesis and Reaction Monitoring


High Current ROXY for SynthesisCell™

After optimization of the synthesis parameters such as the initial concentration, solvents, applied potential, synthesis time, pH and electrode material the experiment can be repeated under optimized conditions and the bulk solution can be purified by (semi)-preparative HPLC to isolate the compound(s) of interest. For optimal performance of the SynthesisCell the 20 mA high current version of ROXY Potentiostat should be used. 

Specifications SynthesisCell™ (Bulk Cell for mg Quantities)

Specifications SynthesisCell™ (Bulk Cell for mg Quantities)
Cell type Three electrode synthesis cell, consisting of working electrode (WE), reference electrode (RE) and auxiliary electrode (AUX)
Cell volume Up to 80 mL of sample solution in glass reaction vessel
Water-jacketed reaction vessel (for cooling exothermic reactions)
Working electrodes (WE) Tubular Reticulated Glassy Carbon (RGC)
Tubular Smooth Glassy Carbon (SGC)
Flat Smooth Magic Diamond (MD)
Tubular Mesh Platinum (PT)
Reference electrode (RE) Pd/H2 reference electrode, HyREF
Ag/AgCl reference electrode
Auxiliary electrode (AUX) Coiled platinum wire in glass isolation tube
Port plug Access port for sample collection, dispensing of reagents, or venting of cell
Electric connections Cell cables for use with ROXY Potentiostat

Ordering Information SynthesisCell™

Part no Description
206.0037 Complete SynthesisCell, consisting of 80 mL reaction vessel with Tefloncap, WE (Tubular Reticulated Glassy Carbon), RE (HyREF) and AUX electrodes, stir bar, electrode cables, etc., all parts included for immediate use with ROXY Potentiostat.
206.0300 Water-jacketed reaction vessel
206.0305 Tubular Smooth Glassy Carbon (SGC) working electrode
206.0306 Flat Smooth Magic Diamond (MD) working electrode
206.0322 Tubular Mesh Pt (PT) working electrode
206.0314 Ag/AgCl reference electrode
  Spare Parts
206.0304 Tubular Reticulated Glassy Carbon (RGC) working electrode
206.0310 Auxiliary Pt electrode in glass tube
206.0900 Glass reaction vessel, 80 mL
206.0340 Glass coated magnet stir bar, length 8mm