Catalyst Synthesis

In addition to our high throughput technology and methodology, we also provide access to our state-of-the-art catalyst synthesis laboratory. This service can be accessed either in combination with an R&D project or as an additional and completely independent service. 

Our catalyst synthesis services allows customers to deal with the increased number of materials that is typically required with high throughput testing. Our trained and experienced team fully understands the importance of materials synthesis and how the catalyst composition, preparation, and reactor filling method affect the performance of the catalyst.


Synthesis routes

  • Planning, choice, and optimization of synthesis routes
  • Development of new synthesis routes

catalyst synthesis services offered by hte
Catalyst shaping and pretreatment

  • Pelletizing, extrusion, fractionizing of materials for catalytic testing
  • Offline catalyst pretreatment, i.e. reduction and passivation
  • Simulated ageing protocols for catalytic materials
Materials development

  • Preparation of catalytic materials for different applications with
    state-of-the-art synthesis methods, e.g. inorganic and metal-organic
  • Systematic improvement of existing catalyst formulations by dedicated Design of Experiment campaigns
Customized materials preparation

  • Support for scale-up of lead formulations
  • Development and optimization of unconventional synthesis routes
  • Consulting and patent search

overview catalyst synthesis services of hte
Material characterization & analysis

  • State-of-the-art methods for characterization of solids
  • Fast response time from request to measurement
  • Consulting in the interpretation of analytical data
  • Integrated data management within hte’s catalyst testing workflow
  • Correlation of structure-activity-relationships in combination with catalytic performance data

Methodology and Technology

  • Automated multifold synthesis stations (precipitation, impregnation, liquid- and solid-phase synthesis)
  • Various drying and calcination methods
  • Spray drying and granulating
  • Compacting, crushing, sieving, pelleting
  • Extrudate formation
  • Inert atmosphere techniques (Schlenk line, glove box)
  • Autoclaves / hydrothermal treatment

Analytical tools

  • Various in-house characterization techniques
  • Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Physisorption (N2)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Temperature programmed reduction / chemisorption
  • Elemental analysis via X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • C/S content in inorganic materials and metals
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