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Millifluidics for Chemical Synthesis and Time-resolved Mechanistic Studies

Katla Sai Krishna1,2, Sanchita Biswas1,2, Chelliah V. Navin1,2,3, Dawit G. Yamane1, Jeffrey T. Miller4, Challa S.S.R. Kumar1,2

1 Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Louisiana State University, 2 Center for Atomic-Level Catalyst Design, Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3 Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Louisiana State University, 4 Argonne National Laboratory

Abstract: Procedures utilizing millifluidic devices for chemical synthesis and time-resolved mechanistic studies are described by taking three examples. In the first, synthesis of ultra-small copper nanoclusters is described. The second example provides their utility for investigating time resolved kinetics of chemical reactions by analyzing gold nanoparticle formation using in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The final example demonstrates continuous flow catalysis of reactions inside millifluidic channel coated with nanostructured catalyst.

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