Crystal 16 Multiple-Reactor System

Crystal 16 is a multiple-reactor station that functions as a parallel crystallizer on 1 mL volume scale with online turbidity measurement. This automatic crystallisation platform can hold 16 (4 x 4) standard HPLC glass vials. A unit consists of 4 independently heated aluminum reactor blocks and is a compact bench top size. These blocks are electrically heated and cooled by a combination of Peltier elements and a cryostat. In order to prevent condensation of water on the reactor blocks and electronics during runs at temperatures below 10°C the Crystal 16 system provides an inlet for a dry purge gas (typically nitrogen).

The platform can be used to determine meta-stable zone width and solubility for example with a wide temperature range. 


  • Temperature range: -15-100 oС.
  • Heating/cooling Individually programmable per each reactor block.
  • Temperature control accuracy 0.1oC.
  • Heating/cooling ramps: programmable between 0 and 20oC/min.
  • Stirrer speed (magnetic stirrer bars): programmable from 0-1 250 rpm.