In need of scavenging metals? The SiliaBond® Metal Scavenger range will suit your needs. We recommend performing some screening (on small scale) using the SiliaBond Metal Scavenger Kit (e.g product # K30730B) to quickly determine which scavenger presents the highest efficiency and make experiment optimization from there.
Upon completion of the screening procedure, the scavenging is not completed and you are not satisfied with the scavenging efficiency or you wish to reduce the number of equivalents and the reaction time, the following steps should be undertaken:
- Increase the temperature of the scavenging reaction
- Modify the number of molar equivalents of the SiliaBond Metal Scavenger
- Change the reaction time
- Try a different and/or a mixture of SiliaBond Metal Scavengers
These parameters can be changed one at a time or simultaneously to improve the metal removal efficiency. It is important to underline that these scavengers are stable and work in any solvent.
Read more on this subject in SiliCycle’s Application Note, examine the productfile Silica: Organic Synthesis SiliaMets for all available products.