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Robotic Catalysis: A High-Throughput Method for Miniature Screening of Mesoporous Metal Oxides

submitted on 20.07.2020, 09:06 and posted on 21.07.2020, 06:20 by Kariska Potgieter, Anthony Aimon, Elize Smit, Frank von Delft, Reinout Meijboom
A high-throughput method for the screening of miniature mesoporous metal oxide oxidation catalysts were developed. This was achieved by using multiple robotic techniques including 3D printing. The catalysts (Co3O4, Au/Co3O4, Pd/Co3O4 and Co/Mn mesoporous metal oxides) were screened for their activity towards the oxidation of morin.


This work was supported through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) through Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), grant number ST/R002754/1: Synchrotron Techniques for African Research and Technology (START). This work was also supported by the National Research Foundation of South Africa {Grant specific unique reference number (UID) 5386}, and the University of Johannesburg with funding.


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