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FTIR Reaction Monitor offers reliable use without nitrogen.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 21, 2012 - Providing alternative to traditional MCT detectors in situations where liquid nitrogen is too costly or unsafe for routine use, ReactIR™ 15 Stirling Engine (SE) MCT model eliminates associated alignment, gas purge, and maintenance issues to accelerate and simplify setup. Size, weight, and design facilitate transfer from hood-to-hood or lab-to-lab, while range of sampling technology enables operators to begin experimentation immediately. Refilling of dewar is not required.

Mettler-Toledo, Inc. - Ithaca, NY

Original Press Release

Stirling Engine Configuration for ReactIR 15(TM): Reliable Use Without Nitrogen

Press release date: Nov 08, 2012

Greifensee,  Switzerland. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that its ReactIR™ 15 Stirling Engine (SE) MCT model is now available. This compact, easy-to-use fourier transform infrared (FTIR) reaction monitoring system offers an effective alternative to traditional MCT detectors in situations where liquid nitrogen is too costly or unsafe for routine use. Additionally, by eliminating alignment, gas purge and maintenance, faster, simplified set-up is achieved which can significantly reduce long-term lab operating expenses.

Along with easier set-up and less maintenance, customers have the same functional performance from the solid-state SE MCT that they would by using a nitrogen-cooled model. The size, weight and design of ReactIR™ 15—and, with SE, the absence of nitrogen-handling concerns—enables easy transfer from hood-to-hood or lab-to-lab and with  a wide range of sampling technology, operators can begin experimentation immediately. Ease-of-use is further enhanced for experiments running longer than 24 hours because no refilling of the dewar is required.

Coupled with METTLER TOLEDO iC IRTM software, ReactIR™ 15 offers immediate insight into reaction initiation, endpoint, mechanism, pathway and kinetics required for successful compound development. Users can even set an automatic shut-down the instruments user preferences to extend the reactor’s working lifetime, further protecting the lab’s capital investment.

Adding iC Kinetics™ provides an in-depth graphic visualization of reaction characteristics. Based on the results, operators can make decisions regarding experiment optimization quickly, enhancing speed-of-development in today’s competitive organic chemistry marketplace.

For more on how ReactIR™ 15 is helping chemists optimize organic compound research and development, visit

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Patricia Hicks
Mettler-Toledo AutoChem, Inc.

METTLER TOLEDO provides the enabling technology, software and people that can help build a seamless workflow to translate bench scale chemistry into a commercial process. For more than 20 years, our enabling tools and services have been a strategic resource providing critical information for thousands of development scientists and engineers. Companies have used that knowledge to accelerate the discovery, development and scale-up of new chemical processes spanning the chemical and biopharmaceutical industries. For more, visit