Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station

The patented Carousel 6 Plus offers parallel chemistry in the most universally accepted chemistry reaction vessel, the round bottom flask.

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Carousel 6 with side arm

  • Accepts round bottom flasks, including vessels with one or two sidearms: 5 ml, 10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, 170 ml and 250 ml.
  • Powerful, even stirring – fits on to a Carousel stirring hotplate
  • Rapid heating to 180 ˚C
Carousel 6

  • Quick to set-up and easy to use
  • Water cooled aluminium reflux head
  • Perform chemical reactions under an inert atmosphere
  • Easy viewing of flask contents during experiments
  • PTFE caps feature a ‘quick-thread’ for fast attachment to flasks
We chose the Carousel 6 because it does many things at once ... it has helped us greatly in our day-to-day work. In fact, synthetic outputs have probably quadrupled!Dr John Spencer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sussex
heated carousel 6

Heated Carousel 6 Plus

  • Locating onto the Carousel Stirring Hotplate, the Carousel 6 Plus will simultaneously heat up to 6 reactions
  • Rapid heating to 180 ˚C
  • Powerful, even stirring
  • 250 ml azeotropic (Dean & Stark) flask option
    Heated Carousel 6
cooling option

Cooling option

  • Simultaneously performs up to six cooled reactions to -78˚C
  • Insulated cooling reservoir maintains temperatures for long periods
  • Compatible with a wide range of freezing mixturesCooled Carousel 6
modular

Modular

  • Integrates with Tornado System for powerful stirring of viscous samples
  • Integrates with Breeze or Storm for controlled heating and cooling

Tornado

Key features

Carousel 6 Reaction station
  1. Heated directly by the stirring hotplate; providing an operating temperature range from ambient to 180 ˚C. Digital temperature control +/- 0.5 ˚C

  2. Chemically-resistant Easy-On PTFE caps feature a quick-thread for fast attachment to the glass tubes and push-on connections to the stainless steel gas outlet

  3. Aluminium inserts allow easy removal of flasks and good temperature for refluxing

  4. Utilises the single rotating magnetic field of the hotplate stirrer to stir all the positions evenly and powerfully

  5. Round aluminium base transmits heating evenly to all positions. Compact size has small benchtop footprint – easy to store

  6. Carousel Stirring Hotplate offers higher temperature, powerful stirring and digital control

  7. PTFE heat protection ring protects user from contact with hot base

  8. Rare earth elliptical PTFE stirring bar provides powerful stirring and a deep vortex

  9. Range of glass vessels includes 5 ml, 10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, 170 ml & 250 ml round bottom flasks, as well as vessels with one or two sidearms

  10. Water-cooled aluminium reflux head provides efficient refluxing within individual glass reaction flasks. Quick-release couplings prevent water loss during set-up/breakdown

  11. Round design makes all reaction flasks visible, with no need to lean into the fume cupboard

  12. Central inlet/outlet for a vacuum and gas, combined with a radial gas distribution system and gas tight PTFE caps allow reactions under an inert atmosphere

Cooled Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station glassware
Cooled Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station inserts
Cooled Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
heating

Rapid, efficient heating

Locating onto the Carousel Stirring Hotplate, the Carousel 6 Plus will simultaneously heat up to 6 reactions from ambient to 180 ˚C with an accuracy of ±1 ˚C. Boils six flasks of water in less than 25 minutes.

The temperature can be controlled using the hotplate’s integral digital control or for greater accuracy, via an optional Pt1000 temperature sensor. The Pt1000 temperature sensor allows users to control by block or solution temperature. Either insert the temperature sensor into the aluminium base or through the Suba-Seal in the cap, directly into the reaction solution.

A PTFE heat protection ring helps protect user from accidental contact with hot aluminium base.

Stirring

Powerful, even stirring

The Carousel’s patented design ensures powerful and equal stirring in all 6 flasks. By positioning the flasks and magnetic stirrer bars equidistant from the stirring hotplate’s centrally located magnet, the Carousel ensures that all vessels are stirred at the same speed.

reflux

Efficient refluxing

The Carousel’s integral water-cooled reflux/inerting head provides efficient cooling to all tubes; minimising solvent evaporation and loss. Water circulates inside the reflux head creating a cooling zone within the upper part of each tube, where vapours cool and condense back into the reaction. Quick-release water couplings with integral shut-off valves aid the connection of the water supply and minimise leaks.

Removable aluminium inserts in reflux head allow easy removal of flasks, yet maintain good heat transfer for refluxing. Built in spring clip retains flasks once aluminium insert is removed. Acetal quick-release valved couplings on the side of reflux head allow disconnection of cooling water without loss of water.

Operate under an inert atmosphere

Operate under an inert atmosphere

An integral radial gas distribution system in the Carousel 6 Plus reflux/inerting head combines with individual gas-tight Easy-On PTFE caps, which screw directly onto the reflux tube of each flask, to distribute inert gas to all 6 vessels. To purge the flasks simply connect the central gas inlet via flexible tubing to a two-way stopcock then, by alternating between vacuum and inert gas, the flasks are quickly purged of unwanted air. This easy to use inerting feature is ideal for reactions requiring an air or moisture-free environment. Acetal quick-release coupling on top of the reflux head facilitates supply of inert gas or vacuum.

Easy-On PTFE caps

Easy-On PTFE caps

The PTFE caps are an essential component of the Carousel 6 Plus. Manufactured from a chemically-resistant PTFE the caps are attached to the reflux tube/flask using a quick-thread and feature an Easy-On push connection to the radial gas system. The caps include an on/off valve for isolation and removal from the inert gas system. A replaceable silicone Suba-Seal septum allows the addition or removal of reagents or samples using a suitable syringe.
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Azeotropic Flasks (Dean & Stark)

Wide range of flask sizes & reducing inserts

The Carousel 6 Plus accepts round bottom flasks including: 5 ml, 10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, 170 ml and 250 ml sizes. The range includes flasks with wide necks, baffles and also specialist Azeotropic flasks.

These aluminium reducing inserts fit into the 250 ml wells of the Carousel 6 Plus to allow the use of smaller flasks. Inserts are available for 5 ml, 10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml and 170 ml Flasks.
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Carousel 6 Plus Systems

Carousel 6 Plus Systems

Everything you need in convenient easy to order systems
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  • Wide range of glassware and accessories
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Carousel 6 Plus Systems

System 34 - Heated System - Basic

RR99943 System 34 – Heated System – Basic

Comprising of:
RR99916 – 1 x Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
RR91070 – 1 x Easy-On PTFE Cap, pk 6
RR98076 – 1 x Silicone Septa for PTFE Caps, pk 100
RR98094 – 1 x PTFE Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever 350mm
RR99917 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flask + Reflux Tube + Connecting Set, pk 6
RR99043 – 1 x B24/29 Rodaviss Sealing Cap, pk 10
RR99046 – 1 x Rotary Evaporator Adapters Ordinary B29 Socket to B24 Cone, pk 2
RR99061 – 1 x Reaction Flask Support Ring, pk 6
RR99064 – 1 x Elliptical Stirring Bar 25mm RE, pk 10
RR99067 – 1 x Tubing for Inert Gas or Reflux Cooling 2 metres

System 33 - Heated System - Basic + Hotplate

RR99942 System 33 – Heated System – Basic + Hotplate

Comprising of:
RR99916 – 1 x Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
RR91070 – 1 x Easy-On PTFE Cap, pk 6
RR91206 – 1 x Carousel Tech Stirring Hotplate + Pt1000 230v UK Plug
RR98076 – 1 x Silicone Septa for PTFE Caps, pk 100
RR98094 – 1 x PTFE Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever 350mm
RR99917 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flask + Reflux Tube + Connecting Set, pk 6
RR99043 – 1 x B24/29 Rodaviss Sealing Cap, pk 10
RR99046 – 1 x Rotary Evaporator Adapters Ordinary B29 Socket to B24 Cone, pk 2
RR99061 – 1 x Reaction Flask Support Ring, pk 6
RR99064 – 1 x Elliptical Stirring Bar 25mm RE, pk 10
RR99067 – 1 x Tubing for Inert Gas or Reflux Cooling 2 metres

System 35 - Heated System - Additions

RR99944 System 35 – Heated System – Additions

Comprising of:
RR99916 – 1 x Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
RR91070 – 1 x Easy-On PTFE Cap, pk 6
RR91206 – 1 x Carousel Tech Stirring Hotplate + Pt1000 230v UK Plug
RR98076 – 1 x Silicone Septa for PTFE Caps, pk 100
RR98094 – 1 x PTFE Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever 350mm
RR99917 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flask + Reflux Tube + Connecting Set, pk 6
RR99043 – 1 x B24/29 Rodaviss Sealing Cap, pk 10
RR99046 – 1 x Rotary Evaporator Adapters Ordinary B29 Socket to B24 Cone, pk 2
RR99061 – 1 x Reaction Flask Support Ring, pk 6
RR99064 – 1 x Elliptical Stirring Bar 25mm RE, pk 10
RR99067 – 1 x Tubing for Inert Gas or Reflux Cooling 2 metres
RR99077 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flasks with B24/29 Sidearm + Septa Port, pk 6
RR99078 – 1 x B24/29 Liquid Additions Dropping Funnel + Pressure Equalising Arm, pk 3
RR99078 – 1 x B24/29 Liquid Additions Dropping Funnel + Pressure Equalising Arm, pk 3
RR99079 – 1 x B24/29 Solid Additions Funnel, pk 3
RR99082 – 1 x PTFE/Silicone Septa 29mm – B24/29, pk 50

System 36 - Heated System - Comprehensive

RR99945 System 36 – Heated System – Comprehensive

Comprising of:
RR99916 – 1 x Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station
RR91070 – 1 x Easy-On PTFE Cap, pk 6
RR91206 – 1 x Carousel Tech Stirring Hotplate + Pt1000 230v UK Plug
RR98076 – 1 x Silicone Septa for PTFE Caps, pk 100
RR98094 – 1 x PTFE Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever 350mm
RR99917 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flask + Reflux Tube + Connecting Set, pk 6
RR99043 – 1 x B24/29 Rodaviss Sealing Cap, pk 10
RR99046 – 1 x Rotary Evaporator Adapters Ordinary B29 Socket to B24 Cone, pk 2
RR99054 – 1 x 100ml Reaction Flask, pk 6
RR99920 – 1 x 250ml Azeotropic Reaction Flask, pk 3
RR99920 – 1 x 250ml Azeotropic Reaction Flask, pk 3
RR99058 – 1 x Aluminium Insert for 100ml Reaction Flask, pk 6
RR99061 – 1 x Reaction Flask Support Ring, pk 6
RR99064 – 1 x Elliptical Stirring Bar 25mm RE, pk 10
RR99067 – 1 x Tubing for Inert Gas or Reflux Cooling 2 metres
RR99077 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flasks with B24/29 Sidearm + Septa Port, pk 6
RR99078 – 1 x B24/29 Liquid Additions Dropping Funnel + Pressure Equalising Arm, pk 3
RR99078 – 1 x B24/29 Liquid Additions Dropping Funnel + Pressure Equalising Arm, pk 3
RR99079 – 1 x B24/29 Solid Additions Funnel, pk 3
RR99082 – 1 x PTFE/Silicone Septa 29mm – B24/29, pk 50

System 38 - Cooled System - Upgrade

RR99949 System 38 – Cooled System – Upgrade 

Comprising of:
RR99947 – 1 x Cooled Carousel 6 Plus (Reservoir, Head, Stand + Cover)
RR98024 – 1 x Protective Cold Temperature Gloves
RR98076 – 1 x Silicone Septa for PTFE Caps, pk 100
RR99067 – 1 x Tubing for Inert Gas or Reflux Cooling 2 metres
RR99905 – 1 x Digital Thermometer (-250˚C to +400˚C) + 200mm Probe
RR99908 – 1 x Dry Ice Scoop
RR99909 – 1 x Cold Temp. Apron 1060mm long Waterproof
RR99910 – 1 x Protective Face Shield

System 39 - Cooled System - Comprehensive

RR99950 System 39 – Cooled System – Comprehensive

Comprising of:
RR99947 – 1 x Cooled Carousel 6 Plus (Reservoir, Head, Stand + Cover)
RR98024 – 1 x Protective Cold Temperature Gloves
RR91070 – 1 x Easy-On PTFE Cap, pk 6
RR91203 – 1 x Carousel Tech Stirring Hotplate 230v UK Plug
RR98076 – 1 x Silicone Septa for PTFE Caps, pk 100
RR98094 – 1 x PTFE Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever 350mm
RR99917 – 1 x 250ml Reaction Flask + Quick-Thread Tube + Connecting Set, pk 6
RR99043 – 1 x B24/29 Rodaviss Sealing Cap, pk 10
RR99046 – 1 x Rotary Evaporator Adapters Ordinary B29 Socket to B24 Cone, pk 2
RR99054 – 1 x 100ml Reaction Flask, pk 6
RR99061 – 1 x Reaction Flask Support Ring, pk 6
RR99064 – 1 x Elliptical Stirring Bar 25mm RE, pk 10
RR99067 – 1 x Tubing for Inert Gas or Reflux Cooling 2 metres
RR99077 – 1 x B24/29 250ml Reaction Flasks with Sidearm + Septa Port, pk 6
RR99078 – 1 x B24/29 Liquid Additions Dropping Funnel with Pressure Equalising Arm, pk 3
RR99078 – 1 x B24/29 Liquid Additions Dropping Funnel with Pressure Equalising Arm, pk 3
RR99079 – 1 x B24/29 Solid Additions Funnel
RR99905 – 1 x Digital Thermometer (-250˚C to +400˚C) + 200mm Probe
RR99908 – 1 x Dry Ice Scoop
RR99909 – 1 x Cold Temp. Apron 1060mm long Waterproof
RR99910 – 1 x Protective Face Shield