Fairlamb Research Group

Catalysis, Synthetic and Mechanistic Chemistry


Employing in situ infra-red spectroscopic measurements for chemical processes is a well-established method for characterising and quantifying starting materials, intermediates and products in real-time.  We have two ReactIR systems (IC10, RIR15) with silicon and diamond probes, which allow us to examine a wide range of reactions from inert solvents through to aqueous systems. 

The graph above shows the lithiation of 4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-pyrone by n-BuLi, over time.

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