Chemical Reaction Technologies Unit

Unit Manager
Dr. Marta Giménez

Unit Technician
Dr. Dolores González (until February, maternity leave)
Dr. Jeroen Rinjema (February-October, covering maternity leave)


CRTU Equipment: Days of Use (2018)

In 2018 the tendency of previous years was confirmed: the most used instrumentation in the Unit are the ones related to the use of gases at high pressure conditions. Nevertheless, the Unit is in charge of 37 different devices that have to be up and running.

In 2018, the use of 24 position autoclave HEL-24 increased by 59%. A big increase was also detected in the use of the microwave reactors and the flash chromatography system, that was doubled from 2017 to 2018 in both cases.

During 2018 the Unit set up a reactor system to run reactions under CO2 atmosphere at constant pressure.


  1. Dr. Marta Giménez participates in the “Bojos per la Química” programme.