Volume 95 Issue 29 | pp. 28-32
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Cover Story

Hunting for the hidden chemistry in heterogeneous catalysts

Advances in analytical techniques uncover subtleties of these essential industrial catalysts
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: catalysis, catalysts, heterogeneous, nanomaterials, analytical chemistry, spectroscopy

Bert M. Weckhuysen has a dream. Someday he’d like to produce a movie showing what happens on a catalytic solid at a submolecular level.

That dream remains out of reach, he admits. But after more than 20 years of work on the analytical techniques required to make a movie of a solid catalyst in action, Weckhuysen, a chemistry professor at Utrecht University, thinks its . . .

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