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XtaLAB Synergy-S
  • Extremely high performance due to bright source, noise-free X-ray detector and fast goniometer speeds
  • Continuously variable divergence slit option lets you resolve reflections from long unit cells.
  • Minimal downtime with longer X-ray tube lifetime - supported by online diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Compact design to fit in your laboratory

Single or dual microfocus X-ray diffractometer for all your crystallography needs

A fast and agile single crystal X-ray diffractometer for small molecule 3D structure analysis

With your success utmost in our minds, we have developed the XtaLAB Synergy-S X-ray diffractometer for single crystal X-ray diffraction. Using a combination of leading edge components and user-inspired software tied together through a highly parallelized architecture, the XtaLAB Synergy-S produces fast, accurate data in an intelligent fashion. The system is based around the PhotonJet-S series of microfocus X-ray sources that optionally incorporate continuously variable divergence slits. These third generation sources have been designed to maximize X-ray photons at the sample by using a combination of new optics, new, longer life tubes and an improved alignment system. PhotonJet-S sources are available in Cu, Mo or Ag wavelengths in either a single or dual source configuration. The XtaLAB Synergy-S single crystal X-ray diffractometer comes with kappa goniometer that incorporates fast motor speeds and a unique telescopic two-theta arm to provide total flexibility for your diffraction experiment. The system is also equipped with your choice of HPC digital X-ray photon counting detector, including the HyPix-Arc 150°, HyPix-6000HE or EIGER 1M.


Product name XtaLAB Synergy-S
Technique Single crystal X-ray diffraction
Benefit 3D structural analysis of molecules 
Technology Single crystal X-ray diffractometer
Core attributes Single or dual X-ray source diffractometer with hybrid pixel array detector and kappa goniometer
Core options Oxford Cryostream Cooler and XtalCheck-S
Computer External PC, MS Windows® OS
Core dimensions 1300 (W) x 1875 (H) x 850 (D) mm
Mass  550 kg (core unit)
Power requirements 1Ø, 90-130V 15A or 180-260V 4A


The following accessories are available for this product
ELement ANalyzer

The ELement ANalyzer is a state-of-the-art attachment that allows us to obtain qualitative information on elements in a single crystal at the same time as X-ray diffraction data collection for a single crystal structural analysis. By measuring the X-ray fluorescence spectrum emitted during X-ray diffraction experiments with the ELement ANalyzer, it becomes possible to perform elemental analysis on a single grain of crystal. The ELement ANalyzer can be used for confirmation the presence of central metal(s) in a mononuclear or polynuclear complex or solvent in a crystal for small molecule X-ray crystallography. There is a broad range of possible applications of the ELement ANalyzer in scientific fields.

Oxford Cobra

The Oxford Cobra is the non-liquid nitrogen Cryostream. Combining the efficiency of a Cryostream with the advantages of a non-liquid system, the Cobra offers the ultimate solution for both macromolecular and small molecule crystallography.

Oxford Cryostream 800

The 800 Series Cryostream is the most robust, efficient and user-friendly liquid nitrogen based low temperature system available today. Specific features include a superior laminar flow system, meaning virtually zero risk of icing, extremely quiet running and a fast-start system resulting in a cool-down time to 100K of just 20 minutes.


The XtalCheck system includes software that facilitates both visual and diffraction imaging of crystallization experiments. With the XtalCheck system, one can easily survey many crystallization experiments by eliminating the need to harvest and cryo-cool samples. Moreover, one can perform serial crystallography experiments, by collecting data from multiple crystals, to achieve complete data sets that can be used for structure solution.


The following applications are relevant to this product

XtaLAB Synergy-S Testimonials

Papers published using the XtaLAB Synergy-S

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  2. Wiscons R A, Coropceanu V, Matzger A J. “Quaternary Charge-Transfer Solid Solutions: Electronic Tunability through Stoichiometry.” Chem. Mater. (2019), available online 13 March
  3. Takahashi Y, Uehara T, Matsuhashi C, Yamaji M, Mutai T, Yoshikawa I, Houjou H, Kitagawa K, Suenobu T, Maki S, Hirano T. “Spectroscopic properties of push-pull 2-(4-carboxyphenyl)-6-dimethylaminobenzothiazole derivatives in solution and the solid state.” J. Photochem. Photobio. A:Chem. (2019), 376: 324-332.
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  5. King A P, Gellineau H A, MacMilan S N, Wilson J J. “Physical properties, ligand substitution reactions, and biological activity of Co (III)-Schiff base complexes.” Dalton Transactions (2019), just accepted 11 Jan.
  6. Grey I E, Mumme W G, Downes P J, Grguric B A, Gable R W. “Segelerite from the mount Deverell variscite deposit, Western Australia. Hydrogen bonding and relationship to jahnsite.” European Journal of Mineralogy (2019), available online 10 Jan
  7. Malmberg R, Bachmann M, Blacque O, Venkatesan K. “Thermally Robust and Tunable Phosphorescent Gold(III) Complexes Bearing (N^N)-type Bidendates as Ancillary Chelates.” Chemistry – A European Journal (2019), available online 7 Jan
  8. Tan Y J, Tan Y S Yeo C I Chew J, Tiekink E R T. “In vitro anti-bacterial and time kill evaluation of binuclear tricyclohexylphosphanesilver(I) dithiocarbamates, {Cy3PAg(S2CNRR’)}2.” J. Inorg. Chem. (2019) 192: 107-118
  9. Ali M O, Lasseter J C, Żurawiński R, Pietrzak A, Pecyna J, Wojciechowski J, Friedli A C, Pociecha D, Kaszyński P. “Thermal and Photophysical Properties of Highly Quadrupolar Liquid-Crystalline Derivatives of the [closo-B12H12]2- Anion.” Chemistry – A European Journal (2018) just published 17 December
  10. Zhen J, Zhou W, Chen M, Li B, Jia L, Wang M, Yang S. “Pyridine-functionalized fullerene additive enabling coordination interactions with CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite towards highly efficient bulk heterojunction solar cells.” Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2019), 7: 2754-2763
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  12. Akagi S, Horiguchi T, Fujii S, Kitamura N. “Terminal Ligand (L) Effects on Zero-Magnetic-Field Splitting in the Excited Triplet States of [{Mo6Br8}L6]2- (L= Aromatic carboxylates).” Inorg. Chem. (2019), 58(1): 703-714
  13. Molcanov K, Jelsch C, Landeros B, Hernández-Trujilo J, Wenger E, Stilinović V, Kojic-Prodic B, Escudero-Adán E C. “Partially covalent two-electron/multicentric bonding between semiquinone radicals.” Cryst. Growth Des. (2019) 19: 391-402

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  2. Yang Y, Zhang S-S, Zhao Q-Q, Wang X-P, Tung C-H, Sun D. “Construction of Crystalline One-Dimensional Infinite Argentophilic Silver Alkynyl Assemblies and their Luminescence Properties.” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2018), 47
  3. Lipowska M, Klenc J, Taylor A T, Marzilli L G. “fac-99m Tc/Re-tricarbonyl complexes with tridendate aminocarboxyphosphonate ligands: suitability of the phosphonate group in chelate ligand design of new imaging agents.” Inorg. Chim. Acta (2019) 486: 529-537
  4. Gradstein F M, Waskowska A, Kopaevich L, Watkins D K, Friis H, Pérez Panera J. “Berriasian planktonic foraminifera and calcareous nannofossils from Crimea Mountains, with reference to microfossil evolution.” Swiss Journal of Palaeontology (2018), published online 7 November
  5. Alexandropoulos D I, Alaimo A A, Sun D, Stamatatos T C. “A New {Dy5} Single-Molecule Magnetic Bearing the Schiff Base Ligand N-Naphthalidene-2-amino-5-chlorophenol.” Magnetochemistry (2018) 4(4): 48
  6. Getmanenko Y A, Mullins C S, Nesterov V N, Lake S, Risko C, Johnston-Halperin E. “Magnetic ordering in a vanadium-organic coordination polymer using a pyrrolo[2,3-d:5,4-d’]bis(thiazole)-based ligand.” RSC Adv. (2018) 8: 36223-36232
  7. Worrell A, Sun D, Mayans J, Lampropoulous C, Escuer A, Stamatatos T C. “Oximato-Based Ligands in 3d/4f-Metal Cluster Chemistry: A Family of {Cu3Ln} Complexes with a “Propeller”-like Topology and Single-Molecule Magnetic Behavior.” Inorg. Chem. (2018) 57(21): 13944-13952
  8. VanGelder L E, Petel B E, Nachtigall O, Martinez G, Brennessel W W, Matson E M. “Organic Functionalization of Polyoxovanadate-alkoxide Clusters: Improving the Solubility of Multimetallic Charge Carriers for Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries.” ChemSusChem (2018), first published 15 Oct
  9. Tan Y S, Chun, H Z, Jotani M M, Tiekink E R T. “Steric control of supramolecular association in structures of Zn(S2COR)2 with N,N’-bis(pyridine-4ylmethyl)oxalamide.” Z. Kristallogr. Cryst. Mater. (2018), first published 8 Oct
  10. Pejić J, Vušak D, Szalontai G, Prugovečki B, Mrvoš-Sermek D, Matković-Čalogović D, Sabolović J. “Disorder at the Chiral Cα Center and Room Temperature Solid-State cis-trans Isomerization; Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Copper(II) Complexes with D-allo, L-Isoleucine.” Crys. Growth Des. (2018) 18(9): 5138-5154
  11. Siu J C, Sauer G S, Saha A, Macey R L, Fu N, Chauviré T, Lancaster K M, Lin S. “Electrochemical Azidooxygenation of Alkenes Mediated by a TEMPO-N3 Charge-Transfer Complex.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2018) 140(39): 12511-12520
  12. Kadassery K J, MacMillan S N, Lacy D C. “Biphosphine phenol and phenolate complexes of Mn (I): manganese(I) catalyzed Tishchenko reaction.” Dalton Transactions (2018) 47: 12652-12655!divAb...
  13. Stone I B, Jermaks J, MacMillan S N, Lambert T H. “The Hydrazine-O2 Redox Couple as a Platform for Organocatalytic Oxidation: Benzo[c]cinnoline-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkyl Halides to Aldehydes.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2018) 57(38)
  14. Meyer R L, Brennessel W W, Matson E M. “Synthesis of a gallium-functionalised polyoxovanadate-alkoxide cluster: Toward a general route for a heterometal installation.” Polyhedron (2018), 156: 303-311
  15. Ravat P, Šolomek T, Häussinger D, Blacque O, Juríček M. “Dimethylcethrene: A Chiroptical Diradicaloid Photswitch.” J. Am.. Chem Soc. (2018) 140: 10839 – 10847
  16. Shapiro J A, Morrison K R, Chodisetty S S, Musaev D G, Wuest W M. “Biologically Inspired Total Synthesis of Ulbactin F, an Iron-Binding Natural Product.” Org. Lett. (2018), 20(18): 5922-5926
  17. Zhao C, Schwartz T, Stöger B, White F J, Chen J, Ma D, Fröhlich J, Kautny P. “Controlling excimer formation in indolo[3,2,1-jk]carbazole/9H-carbazole based host materials for RGB PhOLEDs” J. Mat. Chem. C. (2018), 6: 9914-9924
  18. Movassaghi S, Leung E, Hanif M, Lee B Y T, Holtkamp H U, Tu J K Y, Söhnel T, Jamieson S M F, Hartinger C G. “A Bioactive L-Phenylalanine-Derived Arene in Miltitargeted Organoruthenium Compounds: Impact on the Antiproliferative Activity and Mode of Action” Inorg. Chem (2018) 57(14): 8521-8529
  19. Su Y, Su H-F, Wang Z, Li Y, Schein S, Zhao Q, Wang X, Tung C-H, Sun D. “Three Silver Nests Capped by Thiolate/Phenylphosphonate.” Chemistry:A European Journal (2018), 24(56): 15096-15103
  20. Wu Y, Halat D M, Wei F, Binford T, Seymour I D, Gaultois M W, Shaker S, Wang J, Grey C P, Cheetham A K. “Mixed X-site formate-hypophosphite hybrid perovskites.” Chemistry: A European Journal (2018), 24(44): 11309-11313
  21. Morgan M T, Yang B, Harankhedkar S, Nabatilan A, Bourassa D, McCallum A M, Sun F, Wu R, Forest C R, Fahrni C J. “Stabilization of aliphatic phosphines by auxillary phosphine sulfides offers zeptomolar affinity and unprecedented selectivity for probing biological Cu(II).” Angew. Chem (2018) 130(31): 9859-9863
  22. Scholl K, Dillashaw J, Timpy E, Lam Y, DeRatt L, Benton T R, Powell J P, Houk K N Morgan J M. “Quinine-Promoted, Enantioselective Boron-Tethered Diels-Alder Reaction by Anomeric Control of Transition-State Conformation.” J. Org Chem. (2018) 83: 5756-5765
  23. Akondi S M, Gangireddy P, Pickel T C, Liebeskind L S. “Aerobic, Diselenide-Catalyzed Redox Dehydration: Amides and Peptides.” Org. Lett. (2018) 20: 538-541
  24. Cundari T R, Jacobs B P, MacMillan S N, Wolczanski P T. “Dispersion forces play a role in (Me2IPr)Fe(=NAd)R2 (Ad = adamantly; R=neoPe, 1-nor) insertions and Fe-R bond dissociation enthalpies (BDEs)” Dalton Transactions (2018) 47: 6025-6030!divAbs...
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  27. Milić J, Zalibera M, Talaat D, Nomrowski J, Trapp N, Ruhlmann L, Boudon C, Wenger O S, Savitsky A, Lubitz W, Diederich F. “Photoredox-Switchable Resorcin[4]arene Cavitands: Radical Control of Molecular Gripping Machinery via Hydrogen Bonding.” Chemistry: A European Journal, (2017) 24(6): 1431-1440
  28. Haberland S, Finke A D, Kerisit N, Katan C, Trolez Y, Gawel P, Leito I, Lõkov M, Järviste R, Kaupmees K, Trapp N, Ruhlmann L, Boudon C, Himmel D, Diederich F. “Enhancement of Push-Pull Properties of Pentafulvene and Pentafulvene Derivatives by Protonation at Carbon.” Eur J. Org. Chem., (2018) 6:739-749
  29. Hao W, Harenberg J H, Wu X, MacMilan S N, Lin S. “Diastereo- and Entatioselective Formal [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of Cyclopropyl Ketones and Alkenes via Ti-Catalyzed radical Redox Relay” J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2018) 140(10): 3514-3517
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