Differential selectivity measurements and competitive reaction methods as effective means for mechanistic studies of complex catalytic reactions†
In most kinetic investigations of catalytic reactions, catalytic activity is a traditionally measured kinetic parameter. However, differential selectivity measurements have many advantages for mechanistic studies. This Perspective gives an overview of the basic principles and practices of mechanistic studies based on differential selectivity measurements, including the use of artificially created competitive reactions.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Mechanistic Studies in Catalysis