Microwave synthesis: CEM/Microwave MarsOne

Microwave synthesis: CEM/Microwave MarsOne

Equipment: CEM/Microwave MarsOne
Technique: Synthesis/Digestion
Contact person (UNINOVA): Pedro Barquinha (pmcb@fct.unl.pt), Ana Rovisco (a.rovisco@fct.unl.pt)
Responsible: Ana Pimentel (acgp@fct.unl.pt)

Description: Microwave technology has become a common tool for chemical synthesis both in academia and industry. Compared to conventional means of synthesis, the advantages of heating with a microwave include: Faster reaction times; improved purity; greater yields; better reproducibility; enhanced reaction control.


  • Controls up to 12 vessels, using a contactless IR sensor;
  • Allows precise power input of one to twelve samples;
  • Superior waveguide technology;
  • Automatically shuts off power, if a disturbance is detected during a run;
  • Teflon® turntable weighs less than 4 kg and is HF resistant and corrosion proof;
  • Run a single sample, or up to 12 simultaneously, in a 55 mL or 75 mL volume vessel.

Link for additional information: Broch_MARSOne