Effects of adsorbate molecules on the quadrupolar interaction of framework aluminum atoms in dehydrated zeolite H,Na-Y

Jian Jiao, Johanna Kanellopoulos, Babita Behera, Yijiao Jiang, Jun Huang, V. R. Reddy Marthala, Siddharth S. Ray, Wei Wang, Michael Hunger*

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Abstract

The effect of adsorbate molecules on the quadrupolar interaction of framework aluminum atoms with the electric field gradient in dehydrated zeolite H,Na-Y has been studied by 27Al MAS NMR and 27A1MQMAS NMR spectroscopy at magnetic fields of 9.4 and 17.6 T. Upon adsorption of molecules interacting with bridging OH groups by hydrogen bonds (acetonitrile and acetone), the quadrupole coupling constant of framework aluminum atoms was found to decrease from 16.0 MHz (unloaded zeolite) to 9.4 MHz. Adsorption of molecules, which cause a proton transfer from the zeolite framework to the adsorbates (ammonia and pyridine), reduces the quadrupole coupling constant to 3.8 MHz for coverages of 0.5-2 molecules per bridging OH group. The experiments indicate that the quadrupole coupling constant of framework aluminum atoms in dehydrated zeolite H,Na-Y reflects the chemical state of adsorbate complexes formed at bridging OH groups. In agreement with earlier investigations it was found that a proton affinity of the adsorbate molecules of PA = 812-854 kJ/mol is necessary to induce a proton transfer from the zeolite framework to the adsorbed compounds. This proton transfer is accompanied by a strong improvement of the tetrahedral symmetry of zeolitic framework AlO4 tetrahedra and a decrease of the electric field gradient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13812-13818
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume110
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

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