University of Bath

How to prepare for time at the DReaM Facility

Once your application has been approved, this guide outlines how to prepare prior to arrival, so that you can make the most of your paid time.

Some DReaM facility equipment
Reactions run at the DReaM facility should be investigated offline prior to arrival

In advance of your arrival at DReaM

  • Ensure your reaction has been tested thoroughly under the reaction conditions you plan to use
  • Ensure that your reaction mixture is homogeneous (at the beginning, middle and end of your reaction) by determining that the mixture can be pushed through a 0.2 µm PTFE syringe filter unchanged
  • Obtain NMR spectra of starting materials and products in the reaction solvent
  • If you plan to use our other analytical techniques, obtain spectra/traces of starting materials and products using these techniques too, where possible
  • Ask us any questions if you are unsure

What to bring to the DReaM Facility

  • A copy of your application form
  • A completed COSHH form for all of the reactions planned
  • Your reaction chemicals
  • A sample of your reaction product(s)
  • Previously obtained spectra/traces from the analytical techniques you plan to use
  • Previously obtained reaction profiles using offline sampling or other methods
  • Any other relevant results
  • Any relevant literature