A colour is worth a thousand spectra

Scientists from Germany have developed a quick and low-cost screening method for photocatalytic reactions based on a simple change of colour.

In a recent study in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, Burkhard König and a colleague from the University of Regensburg have developed a simple colorimetric method to analyse the outcome of photocatalytic reactions. An organic dye changes colour if a reaction works and can even indicate how much of the starting materials has been consumed.

Read the full story by Michaela Mühlberg in Chemistry World.

This article is free to access until 19 September 2016:

Michal Poznik and Burkhard Konig, React. Chem. Eng, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00117C

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