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Direct 3D Printing of Catalytically Active Structures

TitleDirect 3D Printing of Catalytically Active Structures
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsManzano, JS, Weinstein, ZB, Sadow, AD, Slowing, II
JournalAcs Catalysis
Date Published11
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number2155-5435
Accession NumberWOS:000414724700020
Keywords3D printing, Additive manufacturing, aldol, catalysis, chemical-synthesis, chemistry, condensation, cooperative catalysis, fabrication, functional-groups, mannich reactions, microfluidics, millifluidics, periodic structures, polymeric materials, reactionware, stable carbonium-ions

tive for the Mannich, aldol, and Huisgen cycloaddition reactions, respectively. The functional groups in the 3D-printed structures were also amenable to postprinting chemical modification. As proof of principle, chemically active cuvette adaptors were 3D printed and used to measure in situ the kinetics of a heterogeneously catalyzed Mannich reaction in a conventional solution spectrophotometer. In addition, 3D printed millifluidic devices with catalytically active copper carboxylate complexes were used to promote azide-alkyne cycloaddition under flow conditions. The importance of controlling the 3D architecture of the millifluidic devices was evidenced by enhancing reaction conversion upon increasing the complexity of the 3D prints.

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