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Catalyst Characterization

Catalyst Characterization: The complete picture

From investigating air-sensitive catalyst samples to analyzing their performance in-operando, our capability in Catalyst Characterization is built on unrivalled experience and expertise.
Catalyst Characterization

A full decade of experience

In catalyst characterization we bring customers far more than basic experience in active site distributions or deactivation processes. This gives us a deep understanding of the characterization of (bio)catalysts in small molecule and polymer synthesis.

Solving real analytical challenges

Just one way that our Catalyst Characterization capabilities have helped customers…

  • Investigating air-sensitive catalyst samples: The challenge was finding that air-sensitive catalysts were deactivating. We provided valuable insight into the problem – and a subsequent improvement in performance using SEM-EDX imaging and mapping technologies.

Analytical science competences 

Our unique combination of competences in Morphology, Process Analytics and Data Analysis & Statistics drives our work in Catalyst Characterization.


Morphology covers our ability to characterize the spatial assemblies of molecules. It answers the universal question: “What does the surface or interface of my product look like? Combining the competences with data analysis & statistics and process analytics creates the unique capability to fully characterize a catalyst in its context.

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