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There are an unlimited number of applications in the field of chemical spectroscopy. Chemical reactions are dynamic processes that vary with changing conditions which result from various types of techniques.
From enzyme reactions within our cells to photosynthesis in leaves, chemical reactions play a vital role in every aspect of our lives. Factors like concentration, temperature, pressure, and the presence of a catalyst affect reaction speed. The study of chemical kinetics is used to characterize these processes and improve our understanding of how these factors and others change the outcome of a chemical reaction.
One of the most rapidly evolving techniques for monitoring chemical reactions is Raman spectroscopy. This technology is especially useful for product identification, reaction monitoring, remote sensing, and any other applicable measurement in chemistry. Raman provides an invaluable analytical tool for molecular fingerprinting used in material identification, as well as monitoring changes in molecular bond structure (e.g. state changes, stresses and strains).
Avantes uses the high-sensitivity AvaSpec spectrometers in combination with a wide variety of lasers (including 532, 633 and 785 nm) to give you the best result for your Raman measurements. The spectrometers are appropriately configured according to the wavelength of the laser. We offer Raman bundles that can be configured to your specific field of interest with all the necessary accessories and software.
Fluorescence is utilized in chemistry to investigate the behaviour of chemical compounds. Fluorescence spectroscopy – also known as fluorometry or spectrofluorometry – is a type of electromagnetic spectroscopy, which analyzes fluorescence from a sample. It involves using a beam of light that excites the electrons in molecules of certain compounds and causes them to emit light; typically, but not necessarily, visible light. It is a useful technique in many biological (chlorophyll and carotenoid), biochemical (diagnosis of malignancies), and environmental applications.
Why choose Avantes for your chemistry application?
- Extensive knowledge of various applications (including turbidity, flow cells, fluorescence)
- Collection of various probes, including temperature-resistant options
- Instrument suited for spectroelectrochemistry
- World-wide knowledge network to provide information on chemistry-related topics
These include some of the products mentioned in the application examples above. To find the perfect setup for your specific application, contact one of our sales engineers for advice.
More Application Examples
Below are some detailed application notes on various uses of spectroscopy in chemistry.