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Journal of Automated Methods and Management in Chemistry
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 56329, 9 pages

An 8-Fold Parallel Reactor System for Combinatorial Catalysis Research

1Institut für Automatisierungstechnik, Universität Rostock, Richard-Wagner straße 31, Rostock 18119, Germany
2Center for Life Science Automation (CELISCA), Friedrich-Barnewitz straße 8, Rostock 18119, Germany
3Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V., Universität Rostock (Außenstelle Berlin), Richard-Willstätter straße 12, Berlin 12489, Germany

Received 15 February 2006; Accepted 3 April 2006

Copyright © 2006 Norbert Stoll et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Increasing economic globalization and mounting time and cost pressure on the development of new raw materials for the chemical industry as well as materials and environmental engineering constantly raise the demands on technologies to be used. Parallelization, miniaturization, and automation are the main concepts involved in increasing the rate of chemical and biological experimentation.