Issue 21, 2019

Microfluidics and catalyst particles


In this review article, we discuss the latest advances and future perspectives of microfluidics for micro/nanoscale catalyst particle synthesis and analysis. In the first section, we present an overview of the different methods to synthesize catalysts making use of microfluidics and in the second section, we critically review catalyst particle characterization using microfluidics. The strengths and challenges of these approaches are highlighted with various showcases selected from the recent literature. In the third section, we give our opinion on the future perspectives of the combination of catalytic nanostructures and microfluidics. We anticipate that in the synthesis and analysis of individual catalyst particles, generation of higher throughput and better understanding of transport inside individual porous catalyst particles are some of the most important benefits of microfluidics for catalyst research.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidics and catalyst particles

Article information

Article type
Critical Review
07 Apr 2019
06 Sep 2019
First published
13 Sep 2019
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY-NC license

Lab Chip, 2019,19, 3575-3601

Microfluidics and catalyst particles

M. Solsona, J. C. Vollenbroek, C. B. M. Tregouet, A.-E. Nieuwelink, W. Olthuis, A. van den Berg, B. M. Weckhuysen and M. Odijk, Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 3575 DOI: 10.1039/C9LC00318E

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