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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 14, Issue 5, Pages 169-172

Automated sampling and analysis in research product synthesis

PRO-CBP, Agfa-Gevaert N. V., Septestraat 27, Mortsel, 2640, Belgium

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The information obtained about relevant reaction parameters can be greatly increased by monitoring concentration changes during a reaction. To achieve this goal, a fully automated system was designed which handles both sampling and analysis. The sampling system takes samples at predefined intervals, and also performs a number of tasks such as dilution, neutralization, filtration and analysis.

The examples show the universal applicability of the device regarding to solvents, reaction media and reaction type. It is also demonstrated that the information, included in the concentration profiles, greatly increases our knowledge about the reaction. This increase in information, in conjunction with other data,for example calorimetry, could be used for reaction simulation software.