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How you can get more from cameras, images, and videos than you realise

Chemistry research is dominated by color changes, both subtle and stark. 

At the same time, few reaction monitoring tools can be used on both small and large scales. With cameras and computer vision, we aim to provide the hardware and software needed for more time-, cost-, and safety-effective monitoring of high-value chemical processes. 

In discussion, the reaction monitoring video analysis platform, Kineticolor, under development in Reid Group Research at the University of Strathclyde, will be introduced.  

Kineticolor provides a rare and chemistry-agnostic example of a non-contact analytical tool that can provide quantifiable insights on reaction bulk, complementing the large suite of more specific analytical tools (mainly in situ probes) used to analyze small- and intermediate scale reaction systems. Applications include catalyst activation, deactivation, material photodegradation, forensic spot testing, amidation, and process-scale mixing analysis (see references 1 - 4). 

We invite collaborations with end users whose research would benefit from reaction monitoring by a means that requires no intervention to how their processes are currently set-up. 

Key references

[1] Computer Vision as a New Paradigm for Monitoring of Solution and Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis, Chem. Sci. 2023, DOI:1039/D3SC01383A.

[2] Computer Vision for Non-contact Monitoring of Catalyst Degradation and Product Formation Kinetics. Chem. Sci. 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05702F.

[3] Teaching old presumptive tests new digital tricks with computer vision for forensic applications, Digital Discovery 2023, DOI:.1039/D3DD00066D.

[4] Computer Vision for Kinetic Analysis of Lab- and Process-Scale Mixing Phenomena. Org. Process Res. Dev. 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.2c00216.

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