TITLE

Online UV–visible spectroscopy and multivariate curve resolution as powerful tool for model-free investigation of laccase-catalysed oxidation

AUTHOR(S)
Kandelbauer, A.; Kessler, W.; Kessler, R. W.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Mar2008, Vol. 390 Issue 5, p1303
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The laccase-catalysed transformation of indigo carmine (IC) with and without a redox active mediator was studied using online UV–visible spectroscopy. Deconvolution of the mixture spectra obtained during the reaction was performed on a model-free basis using multivariate curve resolution (MCR). Thereby, the time courses of educts, products, and reaction intermediates involved in the transformation were reconstructed without prior mechanistic assumptions. Furthermore, the spectral signature of a reactive intermediate which could not have been detected by a classical hard-modelling approach was extracted from the chemometric analysis. The findings suggest that the combined use of UV–visible spectroscopy and MCR may lead to unexpectedly deep mechanistic evidence otherwise buried in the experimental data. Thus, although rather an unspecific method, UV–visible spectroscopy can prove useful in the monitoring of chemical reactions when combined with MCR. This offers a wide range of chemists a cheap and readily available, highly sensitive tool for chemical reaction online monitoring.
ACCESSION #
30055808

 

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