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NMR study of the chemisorption and surface chemistry of methylamine on Pd/SiO2
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Material Physics.
2008 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 112, no 8, 3042-3048 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Results of an investigation of the interaction of methylamine with a Pd/SiO2 catalyst utilizing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy are presented. Two sets of experiments were conducted. In one set, a sample of catalyst was initially exposed to (CH3NH2)-C-13-N-15 at 77 K and then subjected to a lengthy equilibration period at 190 K. A C-13 spectrum at 77 K obtained on the sample at this point exhibited a single symmetric line at a frequency very close to the resonance frequency for methylamine in the absence of the catalyst. The line is attributed to methylamine adsorbed without dissociation. In C-13 spectra obtained at 77 K on the sample after each of a series of subsequent annealing periods at successively higher temperatures in the range 253-298 K, the line exhibited a gradual broadening on the downfield side. Deconvolution of the spectra resolved the original symmetric line from a very broad downfield line attributed to partially dehydrogenated surface species designated by the formula (CN)H-x. In the second set of experiments, (CH3NH2)-C-13-N-15 was adsorbed on a sample of catalyst at 298 K. The sample was then annealed at successively higher temperatures in the range 325-450 K. Deconvolution of the C-13 spectra obtained at 298 K after the various annealing periods revealed extensive formation of dimethylamine, reaching a maximum after the annealing period at 400 K. Ammonia and methane were first detected in the N-15 and C-13 spectra, respectively, after the annealing period at 375 K. During the annealing periods at 425 and 450 K, the dimethylamine decomposed almost completely, leaving only methane, ammonia, and residual surface species.

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2008. Vol. 112, no 8, 3042-3048 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34307DOI: 10.1021/jp076637nISI: 000253355700035ScopusID: 2-s2.0-40549137130OAI: diva2:420379
QC 20110601Available from: 2011-06-01 Created: 2011-06-01 Last updated: 2012-03-22Bibliographically approved

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