Chemically Sensitive Parallel Analysis of Combinatorial Catalyst Libraries

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Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering Physics


This study demonstrates how Fourier transform infrared imaging (FTIR) can be employed as a powerful spectroscopic tool for the parallel investigation of multiple member heterogeneous catalyst systems. FTIR imaging combines the chemical specificity and high sensitivity of infrared spectroscopy with the ability to rapidly analyze multiple samples simultaneously. A new implementation, using a rapid-scan FTIR spectrometer instead of a step-scan FTIR spectrometer, allows much improved data collection times without sacrificing data quality. Using CO adsorption and CO oxidation as model systems, it was established that FTIR imaging is very well suited to high-throughput parallel analysis of adsorbates and reaction products from supported catalyst libraries.

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© Catalysis Today, 2001, Elsevier

APA Citation

Snively, M.C., Oskarsdottir, G., Lauterbach, A.J. (2001). Chemically Sensitive Parallel Analysis of Combinatorial Catalyst Libraries. Catalysis Today, 67(4), 357-368.