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Combinatorial and High-Throughput Discovery and Optimization of Catalysts and Materials

1st Edition

Edited by Radislav A. Potyrailo, Wilhelm F. Maier

CRC Press

473 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 362 B/W Illus.

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The development of parallel synthesis and high-throughput characterization tools offer scientists a time-efficient and cost-effective solution for accelerating traditional synthesis processes and developing the structure-property relationships of multiple materials under variable conditions. Written by renowned contributors to the field, Combinatorial and High-Throughput Discovery and Optimization of Catalysts and Materials documents the impact of combinatorial methods for inorganic, organic, polymeric, and biological materials applications over the last several years.

This valuable reference describes techniques for the preparation, formulation, fabrication, optimization, performance testing, and evaluation of catalysts, polymeric materials arrays, sensing materials, fuel cell battery and memory materials, semiconductor nanoclusters, dielectrics, OLED arrays, additives, organic coatings, luminescent materials, and phosphors. The book introduces some of the latest features in the development of combinatorial and high throughput workflows, including new library designs, the scale-up of combinatorially discovered materials, and innovative methods of data storage, data mining and informatics. It also points to active research in the development of intelligent software for data mining including multiparameter modeling and visualization.

As combinatorial materials science becomes increasingly applicable to a growing number of materials and problems, Combinatorial and High-Throughput Discovery and Optimization of Catalysts and Materials provides an essential portrait of the success, challenges, and opportunities in this field for the next generation of combinatorial chemists, material scientists, and industrial chemists and academics.


"Each of the 23 chapters is well written with an informative introduction, outline of the techniques applied and a conclusion."

– John Knight, Scientific Update LLP, in Organic Process Research & Development, 2008

". . . richly illustrated, which is very helpful in understanding the technology involved in the combinational approach . . . One strong point of a good science book is that it makes a lot of strong points. Or to put it another way there are a lot of nuggets of wisdom in a good book. In this respect Combinatorial and High-Throughput Discovery and Optimization of Catalysts and Materials does not disappoint . . . To conclude, our technological future is bright thanks to combinatorial techniques as illustrated in Combinatorial and High-Throughput Discovery and Optimization of Catalysts and Materials.

– Gary S. Vardon, in JOM, Sept 2008

Table of Contents


Combinatorial Materials and Catalysts Development: Where Are We and How Far Can We Go?; R.A. Potyrailo and W.F. Maier

Expanding the Scope of Combinatorial Synthesis of Inorganic Solids: Application of the Split&Pool Principle for the Screening of Functional Materials; S.A. Schunk, P. Kolb, A. Sundermann, T. Zech, and J. Klein

Informatics-Based Optimization of Crystallographic Descriptors for Framework Structures; A. Rajagopalan and K. Rajan

Combinatorial Study of New Glasses; T. Konishi, S. Suehara, S. Todoroki, and S. Inoue

A Combinatorial Method for Optimization of Materials for Gas Sensitive Field-effect Devices; M. Eriksson, R. Klingvall, and I. Lundström


Use of Combinatorial Heat Treatments to Accelerate the Commercialization of Materials for Use in Catalysis; M. Bricker, L. Bauer, M. Gatter, J. Abrahamian, and R. Gillespie

Infrared Thermography and High-Throughput Activity Techniques for Catalyst Evaluation for Hydrogen Generation from Methanol; E.E. Wolf, S. Schuyten, and D. Jin Suh

New Catalysts for the Carbonylation of Phenol: Discovery Using High-Throughput Screening and Leads Scale-Up; D.W. Whisenhunt Jr. and G. Soloveichik

Catalyst Preparation for Parallel Testing in Heterogeneous Catalysis; S. Schimpf, M. Lucas, and P. Claus

Tailoring of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Pollutant Combustion with High-throughput Methods; T. Schmidt, G. Frenzer, and W.F. Maier


One-Dimensional Polymeric Formulated Materials Arrays: Fabrication, High-Throughput Performance Testing, and Applications; R.A. Potyrailo and R.J. Wroczynski

A Combinatorial Approach to Rapid Structure-Property Screening of UV-Curable Cycloaliphatic Epoxies; F.M. Uhl, C.M. Gallagher-Lein, D.A. Christianson, J.A. Bahr, B.J. Chisholm, N.J. Gubbins, and D.C. Webster

Combinatorial Synthesis and Screening of Photochromic Dyes and Modified Conducting Polymers; D.F. Acevedo, M.C. Miras, and C.A. Barbero


High-Throughput Screening for Fuel Cell Technology; J.H. Liu, M.K. Jeon, A. Mahmood, and S. I. Woo

High-Throughput Discovery of Battery Materials; A.D. Spong, G. Vitins, and J.R. Owen


Innovation in Magnetic Data Storage Using Physical Deposition and Combinatorial Methods; E.B. Svedberg

High-Throughput Screening of Next Generation Memory Materials; C.H. Jung, E.J. Sun, and S.I. Woo

Combinatorial Ion Beam Synthesis of II-VI Compound Semiconductor Nanoclusters; H. Karl

Preparation of Dielectric Thin-Film Libraries by Sol-Gel Techniques; V. Jéhanno, B. Wessler, W. Rossner, G. Frenzer, and W.F. Maier


Combinatorial Fabrication and Screening of Organic Light-Emitting Device Arrays; J. Shinar, G. Li, K.O. Cheon, Z. Zhou, and R. Shinar

Combinatorial Approach to Advanced Luminescent Materials; J. Bao and C. Gao

Combinatorial Screening and Optimization of Phosphors for Flat Panel Displays and Lightings; K. Sohn and N. Shin

Technology of PLD for Photodetector Materials; A.G. Alexanian, N.S. Aramyan, K.E. Avjyan, A.M. Khachatryan, R.P. Grigoryan, and A.S. Yeremyan Index

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Critical Reviews in Combinatorial Chemistry

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