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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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The article was received on 22 Oct 2018, accepted on 06 Dec 2018 and first published on 13 Dec 2018

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04698K
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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