Designed specifically for teaching and academic research laboratories a new version of Asynt’s DrySyn heating block system has been introduced. Called the DrySyn Scholar, this unit is robust, affordable and has enhanced operator safety features. This unit enables single 100ml or 250ml round bottom flask reactions to be performed safely without the mess or inherent hazards of a hot oil bath or heating mantle. Prominent permanently fixed lifting handles ensure moving hot reaction blocks is easy and safe. Compatible with almost any magnetic hotplate stirrer, the low thermal mass design of this unit has low power consumption and a quick reaction heat-up time.