Special Issue "High-Throughput Catalysts"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2015)
Prof. Klaus Stowe
Chemical Technology, Institute for Chemistry, Natural Science Faculty, Chemnitz Technical University, Chemnitz, Germany
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Interests: heterogeneous catalysis (combinatorial and high-throughput catalyst discovery and optimization; catalyst design; reaction kinetics; adsorption phenomena; SCR; automotive emissions control; electrocatalysts and fuel cells; CO2 utilization; microstructured reactors); materials synthesis by CC and HTE (energy storage materials; nanoscaled chalcogenides)
Combinatorial and high-throughput (CHT) technologies for the discovery and optimization of catalysts have now become an indispensable tool for catalysis research. Including biosciences, the actual number of Scifinder entries on this topic is more than 11,000. CHT technologies couple the capability of parallel production of arrays of catalyst libraries with different high-throughput measurement techniques for catalytic performance properties. “Lead” materials can then be ascertained by data mining of collected data. CHT technologies include also dynamic or reversible chemistry approaches as self-assembly, self-selection or self-evolving libraries. The already generated impressive set of tools for productivity acceleration demonstrates the broad applicability of CHT experimentation technologies in catalysis. This is the foundation for continuing, substantial improvements in the efficiency and economics of catalytic processes.
This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in catalyst discovery and optimization via combinatorial and high-throughput methods in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, as well as in biocatalysis. The Special Issue scope also includes methodological and theoretical approaches and developments. The Special Issue further aims to establish this matured field by monitoring recent developments in catalyst synthesis, characterization, and data mining. Also, industrial applications of catalyst developments are welcome, especially when they illustrate successful applications of high-throughput technologies.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Stöwe
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- heterogeneous, homogeneous or biocatalysis
- combinatorial chemistry
- high-throughput technologies
- high-throughput experimentation
- catalyst discovery
- catalyst optimization
- “lead” identification
- efficiency improvements
- sustainability increase
- catalyst economics
- methodological approaches
- theoretical developments
- industrial applications