Thin catalytic coatings on microreactor walls: a way to make industrial processes more efficient

E.V. Rebrov, A. Berenguer-Murcia, A.E.H. Wheatley, B.F.G. Johnson, J.C. Schouten

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Current trends in the development of microstructured reactors with thin catalytic films (from 100 nm up to several microns) that have self-assembled nanostructures are discussed. A major technique that is used to prepare such films is sol-gel processing. This involves depositing a complex fluid on a microstructured substrate by dip, spin, or spray coating, followed by surfactant removal to form the porous nanostructures. A novel methodology has been developed by which a uniform coating containing controlled amounts of (poly)metallic nanoparticles can be obtained. This elegant strategy is based on the condensation of metal oxide species by self-assembly in the presence of metallic colloids. The potential microreactor applications brought forth by this innovative protocol are placed in perspective in the light of its versatility.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)4-7
TijdschriftChimica Oggi
Volume27
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusGepubliceerd - 2009

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