Supporting the Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering Academic Communities - METTLER TOLEDO

Supporting the Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering Academic Communities

Through Academic Programs, METTLER TOLEDO supports basic research in chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering in academia around the world.  Over the past twenty years, information from ReactIR™ in situ FTIR reaction monitoring, RC1e™ Reaction Calorimeter, FBRM® and MiniBlock® have contributed to hundreds of articles that have been published in the world's most prestigious peer-reviewed journals.  We value our relationship with the academic community, and the contribution that our academic partners have made in the advancement of science.  We continue to support academia through:

  • Academic pricing programs - Attractive pricing to facilitate and ease the implementation of our technology into the academic research environment.
  • Collaborative research projects - Specific projects in new application areas designed to understand the value METTLER TOLEDO technology can bring to both academia and industry.
  • Continuing education through free on-demand webinars in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering


ReactIR™ speeds the elucidation of reaction mechanism, pathway and kinetics.  ReactIR™ is a real-time in situ reaction analysis  system based on mid-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).  ReactIR™ monitors key reactive species and their change in concentration without having to take samples for offline analysis, or expose chemistry to the detrimental effects of oxygen, water vapor, or temperature.
Reaction Kinetics, Mechanism and Pathway In Real-Time
In situ FTIR spectroscopy has been established as one of the most valuable tools used by organic chemists in academia for understanding reaction kinetics, mechanism and pathway.  ReactIR™ technology was developed over 20 years ago.   In 1989, one of the first publications proved that the reaction pathway for the formation of a beta lactam ring under low temperature conditions occurred exclusively via a ketene intermediate(1).  In 2008, more than 35 papers appeared in the literature where ReactIR™ was used to advance the understanding of organic chemistry.  More than 27 of the papers came from academia and the topics include:
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