Simultaneous non-invasive gas analysis in artificial photosynthesis reactions using rotational Raman spectroscopy†
Optimising reactions in artificial photosynthesis research requires screening of many reaction and operation parameters, which is often resource-intense and time-consuming. In this paper, we demonstrate the use of a rotational Raman-based spectrometer for non-invasive quantification of several gases (H2, O2, N2, CO, CO2) with short analysis times (15 s), enabling high throughput screening. Furthermore, with this device, reaction progress can be monitored in situ, by real-time simultaneous quantification of multiple gases. We have applied this instrument and developed a method to study the O2 dependency of a prototypic light-driven hydrogen evolution reaction, showcasing the value of this approach for the artificial photosynthesis community in general.
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