How does Findenser work?
Findenser requires no running water to operate.
Water is a precious resource and it makes little economic or environmental sense to waste thousands of litres just to cool a single condenser.
What are the benefits?
A range of solvents, in identical flasks and set-ups, were tested with a Findenser, water condenser and air condenser to record solvent loss by weight.
Findenser Compared with an air condenser
For synthesis with 'low' boiling point solvents, Findenser showed a significant improvement in solvent retention. With acetone or DCM the reaction boiled dry when using an air condenser, yet Findenser retained 95 % of the solvent under the same conditions.
For synthesis with 'medium' boiling point solvents, Findenser delivered improved solvent retention particularly with larger volumes and high temperatures.
Findenser compared with a water condenser
Under identical conditions, Findenser retained solvent to the same level as a water condenser (with the exception of diethyl ether).