Littlejohn, D. and McGill, C.A. and Ferguson, R.H. and Nordon, A. and Donoghue, K.G. (2003) In-line monitoring of esterification using a miniaturised mid-Infrared spectrometer. Analyst, 128. pp. 1467-1470. ISSN 0003-2654Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A miniaturised mid-infrared (MIR) spectrometer attached directly to an in-line immersion probe with an attenuated total reflectance crystal has been used to monitor the progression of the batch reaction of crotonic acid and 2-butanol in toluene. Univariate calibration, using the signal at 1188 cm−1 in the 2nd derivative spectrum, gave accurate (average error, 1.6%) and precise (average relative standard deviation, 5.2%) estimation of 2-butyl crotonate concentrations in the range 0.08–0.49 mol dm−3. Calibration by partial least squares was of no additional benefit in this application. The performance of in-line MIR spectrometry was comparable to that of an off-line reference gas chromatography method and superior to that of other in-line process analysis techniques (near-infrared, Raman or UV-visible spectrometries).
|Keywords:||Infrared spectrometer, esterification, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Spectroscopy, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry|
|Subjects:||Science > Chemistry|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||13 Mar 2012 14:43|
|Last modified:||06 Jan 2017 06:22|