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Efficient parallel screening of combinatorial lib­ra ries is one of the most challenging aspects of the high­throughput (HT) heterogeneous catalysis workflow. Today, a number of methods have been used in HT catalyst studies, including various optical, mass­spectrometry, and gas­chromatography techniques. Of these, rapid­scanning Fourier­transform infrared (FTIR) imaging is one of the fastest and most versatile screening techniques. Here, the new design of the 16­channel HT reactor is presented and test results for its accuracy and reproducibility are shown. The performance of the system was evaluated through the oxidation of CO over commercial Pd/Al2O3 and cobalt oxide nanoparticles synthesized with different reducer­reductant molar ratios, surfactant types, metal and surfactant concentrations, synthesis temperatures, and ramp rates.

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Sasmaz, E., Mingle, K., & Lauterbach, J. (2015). High-Throughput Screening Using Fourier-Transform Infrared Imaging. Engineering, 1(2), 234-242. doi: 10.15302/j-eng-2015040