Individual tuning of solvent parameters – tune individually the kinetics of chemical reactions.

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Since more than 20 years we have investigated electron transfer reactions of various types and under various conditions. According to Marcus [1] solvent parameters have a significant influence on the observed kinetics. Especially temperature dependent measurements, e.g. to get activation parameters, suffers from these influences. Typically all solvent parameters, such as viscosity, density, refractive index, dielectric constant, etc., change systematically with temperature. Therefore, analysis of kinetic data is difficult. Three different approaches have been started: First, changing viscosity at constant temperature keeping refractive index and dielectric constant stable. Secondly, changing dielectric constant at constant temperature keeping viscosity and refractive index stable. Thirdly, keeping all parameters constant at variable temperatures. Work on the last one is still in progress.
Period10 May 201812 May 2018
Event titleBunsentagung 2018 - Kinetics in the Real World
Event typeConference
LocationHannover, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science