Directed sorting method for synthesis of supported metal catalysts for methylcyclohexane dehydrogenation

Ramnarayanan Ramanathan, Benny C. Chan, Michael A. Salvitti, Thomas E. Mallouk, Falaah M. Falih, Douglas B. Galloway, Simon R. Bare, Richard R. Willis

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The synthesis and analysis of inorganic material combinatorial libraries by the directed sorting split-pool bead method was demonstrated at the proof-of-concept level. The directed sorting method used matrix algorithms towards the synthesis of bead based libraries by treating each bead as a member of a row or column of a given matrix. Computer simulations and pen-and-paper approaches of the sorting process were used to assess library diversity. Directed sorting split-pool metal loaded libraries were synthesized by adsorbing metal standards (Pt, Cu, and Ni in HCl) onto 2 mg porous γ-alumina beads in 96 or 384 wellplates. The bead compositions were analyzed for catalytic activity using methylcyclohexane dehydrogenation to toluene as a probe reaction. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting (Washington, DC 8/28/2005-9/1/2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2005
Event230th ACS National Meeting - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2005Sep 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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