Application Note: A Fast Method of Studying the Impact of Temperature on Chemical Reactions
29 January 2019
Many life science and chemical applications require a thorough understanding of the dynamics of reaction processes. Variables such as temperature, pH, pressure and the presence of additional chemical components and macromolecules can have a significant effect on reaction rates. Understanding the influence of such parameters is key for a wide variety of applications including enzyme characterization, chemical synthesis, food manufacture and industries that rely on optimized product storage and stability conditions. UV-Vis spectrophotometers are routinely used to help characterize and quantify the kinetics of reactions as they can continuously measure changes in the concentration over time as determined by the change in absorbance over time.