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Process development utilizing advanced technologies: the RC1 reaction calorimeter, the multifunctional SimuSolv software, and the ReactIR reaction analysis system
Author(s): Ralph N. Landau; Susan M. Penix; Steven M. Donahue; Alan J. Rein
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Paper Abstract

In-situ FTIR has been used to monitor reactions occurring in an automated laboratory calorimeter. The study successfully acquired both Arrhenius parameters and heats of reaction from a single experiment. The combination of enhanced control and measurement sensitivity affords an efficient method of reaction monitoring and process development. In addition to providing composition monitoring, the FTIR-based analysis system revealed reaction pathway information. The highly controllable automated laboratory calorimeter accurately and precisely regulated and recorded reaction conditions leading to the estimation of model parameters with high confidence.

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Date Published: 14 August 1992
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1681, Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137756
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Ralph N. Landau, Merck & Co., Inc. (United States)
Susan M. Penix, Merck & Co., Inc. (United States)
Steven M. Donahue, Spectra-Tech Applied Systems, Inc. (United States)
Alan J. Rein, Spectra-Tech Applied Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1681:
Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis
David S. Bomse; Harry Brittain; Stuart Farquharson; Jeremy M. Lerner; Alan J. Rein; Cary Sohl; Terry R. Todd; Lois Weyer, Editor(s)

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