Faster Chemistry’s FastWoRX-M is a hydrophobic and magnetic black powder that absorbs most organics. It can easily and quickly be separated – along with the absorbed organics – from the aqueous phase by a magnet or a simple filtration. Using an electromagnet allows easy collection and release of the powder, enabling many automation possibilities.
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We offer a significantly better alternative to traditional liquid-liquid extraction used during reaction work-ups. Our FastWoRX products will reduce solvent use by 90% or more and work-up time by 50% or more.
FastWoRX-based reaction work-ups have many benefits over LLE-based work-ups including:
Solvent Savings- For a typical reaction conducted at 100 mg scale, 20 to 50 mL of solvent is typically needed for traditional LLE-based work-up. FastWoRX-based reaction work-up can be done with only 0−5 mL of solvent.
Time Savings- Traditional LLE-based reaction workup requires many steps such as LLE (10+ min per extraction, longer if there is emulsion formation), drying of the organic layers (20+ min), removing excess solvents with a rotavap (10 min) and loading the residue to a loading
cartridge (10 min). Typically, the total time will be more than 50 min. FastWoRX-based work-ups only requires solvent removal and filtration steps- the total time will typically be 15 min or less.
Safety- Reduction in potential contact with hazardous reagents and solvents.