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Ai SolventVap 5L Rotary Evaporator w/ Motorized Lift

Original price $6,149.00 - Original price $6,149.00
Original price
$6,149.00 - $6,149.00
Current price $6,149.00

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A rotary evaporator is a device used in chemical laboratories for the efficient and gentle removal of solvents from samples by evaporation. The process of rotary evaporation is most often used to separate solvents with low boiling points, such a n-hexane or ethyl acetate, from compounds which are solid at room temperature and pressure. However, careful application also allows for the removal of a solvent from a sample containing a liquid compound, if there is minimal co-evaporation (azeotropic behavior) and a sufficient difference in boiling points at the chosen temperature and reduced pressure.


Example: The following table illustrates a variety of substances, ordered by increasing vapor pressure (in absolute units).

The newly re-designed Ai SolventVap 5L (evaporating flask capacity) series rotary evaporators come with all PTFE valves for solvent-resistant operations. Also come with them are vertical glassware and digital temperature/rotation control. Its optimized bath volume allows for rapid heat-up times. The condenser unit has specially designed glass tubes that utilize surface area extremely efficiently. That's why our SolventVap evaporators consistently deliver reliable and reproducible process results that are usually reserved for more costly systems. Another important aspect of the SolventVap is the safety features, which includes dry-run protection, water bath over-temperature shut-off protection, and fuse protection.

Rotary evaporator features a specially designed motor and worm gear, which provides constant rotation at speeds from 10 to 180 rpm. As the flask containing the solvent is rotated, it continually transfers a thin layer of liquid over the entire inner surface. This gives a very large surface area for evaporation, which is caused by the gentle heating from the water bath. The rotating system is fitted with a special seal that allows the apparatus to be placed under vacuum, effectively reducing the boiling point of the solvents and removing the vapor phase, making the process much more efficient. Each unit is also equipped with an easy-to-use vacuum release and a continuous feed system, which allows solvent to be constantly drawn into the rotating flask without needing to stop the operation.

Digital water bath operates from ambient temperature to 99°C with PID temperature control stepping at 0.1°C increments. Heating coils are located directly inside the pan for the most efficient heating possible. A built-in overheat protector will shut down power, should the controller fail.

Standard Glassware Set includes 5 liters round-bottomed evaporating flask, 3 liters round-bottomed receiving flask, and vertical condenser. Rotary evaporators with vertical glass condenser for are great for distillation of solvents with higher boiling points.


  • Solvent-resistant PTFE and Viton gaskets, ensuring long time operation.
  • Specialized motor with extremely compact, intermeshed worm and worm gear provides precise driving for very quiet, vibration-free operation.
  • Downward-condensing vacuum connection design ensures safe vacuum operation.
  • Motorized water bath lifting for precise control.
  • Easy, straight-forward visual operation with digital speed and temperature display.
  • PID temperature controller ensures accurate temperature control is maintained.

Your safety is important to us! Please use caution when operating. Users of glass reaction equipment must take all necessary precautions to avoid contact with rotating parts, particularly entanglement of loose clothing, hair, necklaces, or other jewelry. Under these circumstances, the winding action of the rotating parts can draw the user(s) into the apparatus, resulting in breakage of glassware, burns, and/or chemical exposure. Extra caution must also be taken when operating with air-reactive materials, especially under vacuum. A leak can draw air into the apparatus and cause a violent reaction to occur.


 Electrical requirements
 220-240V 50/60Hz single phase, 2200 watts, 10A (rotation motor: 40 watts)
 Evaporating flask
 Capacity: 5 liters
 Sealing flange: 50mm diameter
 Rotation speed: 10 to 140 rpm
 Evaporating speed: 2 liters/hour (water), 4 liters/hour (alcohol)
 Receiving flask
 3 liter
 Condenser  Glassware: Dual-circulating cold trap, vertical
 Chilling fluid connection: 3/8" hose barb x 2
 Working environment
 15 to 35°C
 Water bath
 Temperature range: ambient to 99°C
 Temperature controller: digital
 Dimensions: 300mm diameter x 170mm depth x 230 height
 Material: stainless steel
 Media: water
 Number of heaters: one
 Drain port: one
 Exterior liner: rubber
 Lifting: motoriezed
 Maximum lifting distance: 100 mm
 Vacuum level  < 3 torrs / 0.4 kPa
 Vacuum sealing  PTFE + Vinton gaskets
 Vacuum connection  3/8" hose barb x 1
 Safety  Dry-run, over-temp shut-off, built-in circuit breakers
 Shipping weight  48 kg (evaporator), 26 kg (glassware)
 Unit dimensions
 760 x 390 x 1070mm (WxDxH)
 Shipping dimensions  740 x 430 x 890 mm(evaporator), 560 x 560 x 560 mm (glassware) (WxDxH)


Standard package

 Part description


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 Ai SolventVap 5L rotary evaporator and water bath
1 set
 Vapor filtering bottle 1 pc

 Vertical condenser with 2 chilling water ports and 1 vacuum port, glass

1 pc
 5L round shaped rotating evaporating flask, glass
1 pc
 3L round shaped receiving flask with 1 vacuum port, 1 drain port, and 1 PTFE open/close valve
1 pc
 Three-way tee flask, glass
1 pc
 Glass receiving flask & condenser connector with PTFE open/close switch 1 set
 Receiving flask glass vacuum port with PTFE open/close valve
1 set
 Glass material feeding port with PTFE open/close valve
1 set  
 Glass vapor duct with seal (pre-installed) 1 pc
 PTFE vacuum sealing kit (pre-installed) 2 pcs  
 PTFE extension feeding hose 1 pc
 Stainless steel pole 1 pc
 Mechanical vacuum gauge with 2 hose barb connectors 1 pc
 Rubber-wrapped condenser and receiving flask support and bracket 3 pcs
 Aluminum flanges with PTFE seal (4 smaller pcs for condenser, receiving flask and feeder, 1 larger pc for 3-way flask)
5 sets
 PTFE centering sealing ring 
5 pcs 
 Chilling fluid connector x 2, vacuum connector x 1
3 pcs  
 Allen key and backup inner hex screws 4 pcs
 User's manual 1 pc