Application Note: Reaction optimization by parallel kinetic studies with the FLUOstar Omega
13 February 2009

The yields of chemical reactions may vary considerably with parameters such as solvent, catalyst, temperature and reaction time. Here we have monitored the metallation of a porphyrin with zinc as a function of solvent. The porphyrin starting material and product are both highly coloured and the reaction proceeds with a colour change. Monitoring is ideally suited to the BMG LABTECH FLUOstar Omega microplate reader due to its ability to acquire a full UV-visible absorbance spectrum of each well in less than one second.