by Jeffery White, Daniel Resasco, Clint Aichele, K. Chen, L. Zhu, and J. Kelsey,
Work was performed at: Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma
Demonstrated the ability to follow reactions in-situ, determine impact of water on catalyst reactivity, and assess fundamental interaction strength between water and active sites versus self-diffusion, as function of water content in system
An in-situ solids NMR experimental approach coupled with diffusion NMR can provide necessary molecular-level information on transport and reactivity to complement bulk reactor studies, thus revealing how water influences important mechanisms for biomass conversion
Figure: Schematic depicting NMR’s impact on multiple fronts of CIRE project including adsorption, diffusion, and reactivity.