Discover® 2.0: A Premier Microwave Reactor

Discover® 2.0—a premier microwave reactor CEM—can be used for performing any organic or inorganic synthetic chemistry.

The Discover® 2.0 contains a sophisticated 300-mL single-mode microwave cavity and also intuitive software with a 10″ touchscreen interface. Such features enable users to program an individual reaction in seconds and achieve the most improved synthetic yield in just a matter of minutes.


  • IR Temperature Sensor visualizes through glass and Teflon® (iWave®)
  • Vent and reseal technology allows safe handling of over-pressurization (ActiVent)
  • Widest pressurized vessel sizes are available for a single-mode microwave—10, 35 and 100 mL
  • Contains upgrade options: Autosamplers—12/48 positions; gaseous addition; flow cells; and sub-ambient temperatures
  • Variable speed magnetic stirring and quick compressed air cooling

Microwave Advantage

The Absolute Best Approach for Chemical Synthesis

Microwaves are a refined form of energy that provides unique heating benefits to synthetic chemistry.1, 2, 3 Reactions are heated volumetrically, directly and instantly in a more efficient and quicker way when compared to any other kind of heating.

These microwave properties offer organic chemists enhanced product yield and also enable more control throughout reaction conditions to achieve precise outcomes in inorganic materials and chemistry.

Due to these clear benefits, microwave energy is considered the industry-standard for medicinal chemistry, nanomaterials synthesis and academic teaching laboratories.

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Microwave heating. Image Credit: CEM Corporation - Life Science

1Dudley, G. B.; Richert, R.; Stiegman, A. E. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 2144-2152.

2Chen, P.-K.; Rosana, M. R.; Dudley, G. B.; Stiegman, A. E. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 7425-7436.

3Hunt, J.; Ferrari, A.; Lita, A.; Crosswhite, M.; Ashley, B.; Stiegman, A. E. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 51, 26871-26880


iWave—IR that Sees Through Glass and Teflon®

For the first time, the smart IR sensor iWave is currently utilized by a single-mode microwave synthesizer. The sensor can see through glass and Teflon® and measures the temperature of users’ specimens and not the vessel.

This powerful update, depending on innovative technology, prevents the need for costly and delicate internal fiber-optic probes and simultaneously provides the most accurate and responsive temperature measurement available.

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Activent—Safe, Pressurized Reactions

The Discover® 2.0 patented pressure management technology offers the safest way to perform pressurized reactions and is the latest development in automated pressure control.

With the help of this system, gaseous by-products are automatically relieved as they develop at the time of the reaction and are vented safely through an exhaust tubing given at the backside of the system.

Not only does this reduce vial failures to a large extent but also allows users’ reactions to reach higher temperatures while requiring only an easy-to-use snap-on cap without the use of crimping tools.

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The Wides Range of Sealed Vessels are Available

The Discover® 2.0 offers the widest range of high-pressure and high-temperature sealed reaction vessels, as standard. Users can carry out pressurized reactions in 10, 35, or 100 mL vials. They can run open and non-pressurized vessel reactions in routine laboratory glassware up to a 125-mL round-bottom flask.

If users’ chemistry (HF or inorganic bases) is able to etch glass, a silicon carbide vessel or even disposable Teflon® liners could be utilized to get the most ideal outcomes.

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Integrated Camera

Users can Observe Their Reactions

The Discover® 2.0 is available with a 5-megapixel camera, as standard. This camera can be used for capturing the video footage of the reactions Observation is a fundamental part of science, and hence, this is the perfect instrument for documentation and publication support.

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