In Operando Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory

In Operando Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory

The In Operando Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory is equipped to probe the catalytic condition with infrared spectrometers during catalysis. It hosts special spectrometers, such a MultiMax, an Easymax, a DRIFT in situ and reactIR.

Facilities

  • In situ  Easymax Brand: Mettler Toledo,
    Model: Easymax
    In situ Easymax ​The EasyMax Advanced synthesis workstation allows chemists and engineers to develop and optimize new synthetic routes, increase the speed of development and reduce cost. The EasyMax 102 Advanced delivers high quality data and provides key information throughout the course of an experiment. This workstation replaces round bottom flasks and jacketed lab reactors with working volumes between 0.5mL-100mL. The compact solid-state thermostat covers a temperature range from -40 °C to 180 °C and does not require cumbersome oil or ice baths, or bulky cryostats.
  • In situ ReactIR  Brand: Mettler Tolledo,
    Model: ReactIR
    In situ ReactIR In situ reaction monitoring tracks concentration changes of key reactive and transient species to understand mechanism pathway, determine kinetics and detect major reaction events. ReactIR 45m is a real-time, in situ mid-infrared based system designed to study reaction progression and provide specific information about reaction initiation, conversion, intermediates and endpoint. The reactor uses a specially designed optical fiber equipped with an ATR sensor at the tip to channel the signal from the IR source to reaction media and back to the MCT detector.
  • In situ Multimax Brand: Mettler Tolledo,
    Model: Multimax
    In situ Multimax This system can be used to study in batch mode heterogeneous catalytic reactions when liquid, gas, and solid phases are simultaneously present. It can operate 4 reactors simultaneously at temperatures from -80 to 190 °C and pressures up to 100 barg. Integrated IR-ATR sensors located at the bottom of the reactor vessel are used to follow the IR of the slurry as function of reaction. Using IR to follow the reaction should allow the study of the reaction kinetics with the required time resolution.