Cleaning Matters!

Combinatorial Science Journal

Translation of a manual process to high throughput for research and development requires special consideration. One important and often unreported aspect is the establishment of an efficient cleaning routine. This becomes significant, as precious time and, in particular, material would be lost, that is, when low-quality high-throughput experimentation is involved. We present a fully automated cleaning routine of the challenging synthesis of cadmium selenide quantum dots. Manual, semiautomated, and fully automated cleaning protocols were executed and compared in terms of spectral similarities of the synthesized colloids. Only the fully automated protocol enabled true 24/7 operation.

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Ahmed Salaheldin Mahmoud a and Doris Segets b

a Institute of Particle Technology (LFG), Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Cauerstraße 4, 91058 Erlangen, Germany

b Process Technology for Electrochemical Functional Materials, Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics-Reactive Fluids, and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Carl-Benz-Straße 199, 47057, Duisburg, Germany

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Combinatorial Science Journal
DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.9b00122
ACS Comb. Sci. 2019, 21, 722−725
© 2019 American Chemical Society

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1 June, 2020