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Visual kinetic analysis

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Visual kinetic analyses extract meaningful mechanistic information from experimental data using the naked-eye comparison of appropriately modified progress reaction profiles. Basic kinetic information is obtained easily and quickly from just a few experiments. Therefore, these methods are valuable tools for all chemists working in process chemistry, synthesis or catalysis with an interest in mechanistic studies. This minireview describes the visual kinetic analyses developed in the last fifteen years and provides answers to the most common queries of new users. Furthermore, a video tutorial is attached detailing the implementation of both VTNA and RPKA.

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22 Oct 2018
06 Dec 2018
First published
13 Dec 2018

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Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 348-353
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Visual kinetic analysis

C. D.-T. Nielsen and J. Burés, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 348
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04698K

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