Determination of the location of naphthalene in the zeolite ZSM-5 host framework by solid-state 1H/29Si CP MAS NMR spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The location of naphthalene in the zeolite ZSM-5 has been determined from solid-state 1H/29Si cross-polarization (CP) magic-angle-spinning (MAS) NMR data alone. With the peaks in the 29Si spectrum assigned to the inequivalent Si sites in the zeolite from a two-dimensional INADEQUATE spectrum, the rates of cross polarization between the 1H nuclei of the guest sorbate molecules and the 29Si nuclei of the zeolite framework were used to determine the location of the naphthalene molecules by exploiting the proportional relationship between cross-polarization rate constants and 1H/29Si dipolar coupling second moments. The NMR structure determination was carried out on three different selectively deuterium-labeled naphthalene molecules (naphthalene-d0, α-naphthalene-d4, and β-naphthalene-d4). The average of the molecule locations in agreement with all three sets of NMR data was found to be in excellent agreement with an existing single crystal XRD structure of the naphthalene–ZSM-5 complex.Key words: solid-state NMR, cross polarization, zeolites, host–guest complexes, structure determination.

publication date

  • February 1, 2006