High Pressure Laboratory

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Cell Equipment

Equipment Max Working
Pressure (psi)
Max Temp (C°) Volume
Large Bomb Rocker
10,000 400 30-700 mL soln.
Small Bomb Rocker
10,000 400 1-5, 5-30 mL soln.
Large Stirred Autoclave 5,000 340 50-500 mL soln.
Small Stirred Autoclave 5,000 340 35-200 mL soln.
Parr Hydrogenation Apparatus 60 80 5-250 mL soln.
LaPine Muffle Furnace N/A 1000+ 3.5"h x 5"w x 12"d chamber
Precision Scientific Tube Furnace N/A 300 1.25" x 28" tubes (4 tubes max.)
Termolyne Tube Furnace N/A 1200 2" x 16" tubes (1 tube max.)

In the Control Room There Is a Control panel with:

  • Valve control handles
  • Temperature controllers
  • Pressure indications
  • Temperature/pressure regulators
  • 2’ x 3’ tool bench
  • 11’ x 30” counter with sink and utilities.

Cell #2 Open Bench:

  • One 30” wide x 18” deep shelf with service connections for the gas system (inlet & outlet)
  • Power (one 110V/20 amp explosion-proof receptacle & one 110V/20 amp explosion-proof receptacle switched through a programmable temperature controller)
  • One cooling air line which is controlled by a separate limit controller
  • Equipment brought in can be connected to any or all of the service connections through a variety of adapters available in the lab.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
High Pressure Laboratory
School of Chemical Sciences
Roger Adams Lab Penthouse
600 S. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL  61801
Dr. William A. Boulanger
Faculty Advisor
wboulang [at] illinois [dot] edu
217-621-4023 (cell)
scs-webmaster [at] illinois [dot] edu