Smart Evaporator

Hands Free Concentrator

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“It worked perfectly!”


FDA lab in Cincinnati, OH

“It is nice to be able to evaporate samples without having to constantly monitor it.”

Professor Richard T. Taylor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University.


“The Smart Evaporator is effective at concentrating and drying samples in vials and centrifuge tubes.”

Professor Takuya Kumamoto

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Organic Chemistry, Musashino University.

“The Smart Evaporator allows me to concentrate my samples into vials in less time with no mess—even DMSO and DMF. Very convenient!”


Researcher, Novartis

“Everybody in the lab likes to use it. It saves us a lot of time!”


Biotech company in Sunnyvale, CA

“The Smart Evaporator is perfect for small samples. I have found it especially useful for recovering material from d6-DMSO NMR samples.”

Dr. Tioga Martin

Asc. Scientist, Agensys, Inc.

“I appreciate the Smart Evaporator’s ability to concentrate directly in my 2 mL sample vials bump free.”

Takeo Kurata

Researcher, Meiji University, Science and Engineering Applied Chemistry

“The Smart Evaporator has been useful for evaporating NMP. It is small and space-saving, so we can put it in a hot cell. I’m fully satisfied with the evaporation speed.”

Mr. Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Radiology Research Department, Akita Prefectural Hospital

Bump Free

The novel Spiral Plug technology generates a helical flow of air or inert gas over the surface of your solvent, thereby increasing the surface area. Since the vial isn’t under high vacuum, there is no risk of bumping or splashing.

DMSO & DMF Concentrator

The Smart Evaporator enables efficient evaporation of high boiling point solvents. With the inert gas purging feature (ex. nitrogen), it’s great for drying down solvents such as DMSO, DMF and water. (inert gas reccomended)

Sample Vessel Compatibility

The Spiral Plugs come in various sizes for compatibility with many different sample tubes, flasks, and vials.
Coupled with a quick release, the Spiral Plugs are easily exchangeable between different sizes.

Smart Evaporator C1

Single Channel Evaporator

Smart Evaporator K4

Open Type 4 Channel Evaporator

Smart Evaporator C10

10 Channel Evaporator


Bump Free

DMSO & DMF Concentrator

Sample Vessel Compatibility

Fast and Effective Evaporation

Using the Smart Evaporator, even high-boiling point solvents can be evaporated quickly and effectively; Remove DMSO in under 70 minutes and DMF in just 24 minutes*.


*5mL in a 20mL vial at 70°C with nitrogen purging at 15L / minute flow-rate

Smart Evaporator C1

  • Vial of your choice
  • Easy to change vial size
  • Room temperature to 100°C
  • Nitrogen Purging Feature

Smart Evaporator K4

  • Up to 4 vials at a time
  • Easy to change vial size
  • Aluminum beads for versatile compatibility
  • Room temperature to 100°C

Smart Evaporator C10

  • Up to 10 vials at a time
  • Heat Carousel
  • Room temperature to 100°C
  • Nitrogen Purging Feature

Optional Items

Spiral Plugs

Available in 5 sizes to fit most sample vials
(each sold separately)

Vacuum Pump

Is required to operate the Smart Evaporator
(sold separately)

Cold Trap

Dewar style cold trap recommended to recapture solvent (sold separately)


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Blog Entries

Evaporation Solutions at ACS 2019 in Orlando

BioChromato exhibited its Smart Evaporator at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting from March 31 to April 2 in Orlando, Florida. With the theme Evaporation Solutions, the objective was to help researchers solve common evaporation issues, such as bumping,...

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Vacuum Vortex Evaporation

Condensing and evaporating samples is a very necessary part of many chemical testing protocols. Samples need to be recovered after screening from their subsequent solvents. Many methods have been created to expedite this process and Biochromato has created an...

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Rotary Evaporator (Rotovap) Issues and the Smart Solution

Evaporation is an integral part of chemistry research and the de facto instrument is the Rotary Evaporator, also referred to as Rotovap. As much as they are commonly used for concentrating solvents, they also have a reputation for issues that include bumping and...

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How to Remove DMSO and DMF

Though evaporating DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) and DMF (Dimethylformamide) in organic synthesis and analytical chemistry may be dreaded and have even become a lost cause for others, this article outlines a way to remove these difficult solvents quickly and easily with the invention of new evaporation technology.

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NMR Solvent Selection

  When selecting a solvent for running Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) analysis, typically a deuterated solvent is used in order to minimize background signals and provide a lock signal to compensate for drifts in the magnetic field1.  ...

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Types of Solvent Evaporators – An Overview

  Removal of solvents is a common need in any organic chemistry lab and often times the major “bottleneck” in a synthetic workup, thereby slowing down production. Additionally, evaporation of solvent is required for recovery of samples analyzed by NMR...

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How can I remove DMSO from my sample?

We introduce a simple way to remove Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO). DMSO is used in organic synthesis as a reaction solvent as well as analytical chemistry for NMR analysis (DMSO-D6) due to its ability to dissolve many compounds that are difficult to dissolve otherwise....

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BioChromato at ACS 2016 in Philadelphia

BioChromato exhibited at ACS 2016 in Philadelphia this past August 21-25. We had a great show with a steady traffic of Chemists. Our lab consumables (EPS and Slit Seal) were on display. As well as our newest Mass spectrometry products.

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