Dynamic properties of water in silicalite-1 powder
2012 (English)In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ISSN 0730-725X, E-ISSN 1873-5894, Vol. 30, no 7, 1022-1031 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Self-diffusion of D2O in partially filled silicalite-1 crystals was studied at 25 degrees C by H-2 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) with bipolar field gradient pulses and longitudinal Eddy-current-delay. For the first time, reliable experimental diffusion data for this system were obtained. Analysis of NMR diffusion decays revealed the presence of a continuous distribution of apparent self-diffusion coefficients (SDCs) of water, ranging from 10(-7) to similar to 10(-10) m(2)/s, which include values much higher and lower than that of bulk water (similar to 10(-9) m(2)/s) in liquid phase. The observed distribution of SDC changes with variation of the diffusion time in the range of 10-200 ms. A two-site Karger exchange model was successfully fitted to the data. Finally, the water distribution and exchange in silicalite-1 pores were described by taking into account (a) a gas-like phase in the zeolite pores, a gas-like phase in mesopores and an intercrystalline gas-like phase and (b) intercrystalline liquid droplets with intermediate exchange rate with the other phases. The other phases experience fast exchange on the NMR diffusion time scale. Diffusion coefficients and mean residence times of water in some of these states were estimated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 30, no 7, 1022-1031 p.
Nuclear magnetic resonance, Zeolite, MFI, "Gas phase", Molecular exchange, Background magnetic field gradients
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102619DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2012.02.026ISI: 000306873300014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84863998026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102619DiVA: diva2:555805
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