How Scientists Select an Evaporator for Their Laboratories

By Joshua Delos Reyes, 11 April 2017

Knowing what other scientists look out for when buying an evaporator can help you with your own purchasing decision. In this post we reveal which factors others deem most important and explore some of the top-ranked features in a bit more detail.

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Juryrigging a Vacuum Controller

By Carlton Hoyt, 07 May 2016

A vacuum controller can be a very expensive part of your overall setup. To avoid this cost, juryrigging a vacuum controller might be an option. We explain how you can run a system at your desired pressure without having to fork out for a controller.

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Cooling Liquids for Rotary Evaporator Condensers

By Carlton Hoyt, 11 April 2016

The appropriate liquid to use in your coiled condenser will depend on what temperature you are working at. We explore which liquids are suitable for each temperature range and some of the pros and cons of working with each.

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Bath Liquids for High-Temperature Applications

By Carlton Hoyt, 14 March 2016

Most rotary evaporators have baths that can go well over the boiling point of water. We reveal which liquids you should be using in your bath for high-temperature applications as well as tips for using them safely.

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Coiled Condensers - Diagonal vs. Vertical

By Carlton Hoyt, 27 January 2016

We're often asked about the difference between vertical and diagonal coiled condensers. Find out the surprisingly simple answer to help you decide which one is best for your needs.

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Guide to Glass Joint Sizes & Nomenclature

By Carlton Hoyt, 18 December 2015

A rotary evaporator setup typically involves various glass components and joints to connect them. The sizing and nomenclature of the joints can be confusing, but we'll tell you everything you need you need to know in this post.

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