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Catalysis seen in action

DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0152 DOI Help
PMID: 25624518 PMID Help

Authors: Moniek Tromp (Southampton University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical And Engineering Sciences , VOL 373 (2036) , PAGES 20130152 - 20130152

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 7046 , 7232 , 7531

Abstract: Synchrotron radiation techniques are widely applied in materials research and heterogeneous catalysis. In homogeneous catalysis, its use so far is rather limited despite its high potential. Here, insights in the strengths and limitations of X-ray spectroscopy technique in the field of homogeneous catalysis are given, including new technique developments. A relevant homogeneous catalyst, used in the industrially important selective oligomerization of ethene, is taken as a worked-out example. Emphasis is placed on time-resolved operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy with outlooks to novel high energy resolution and emission techniques. All experiments described have been or can be done at the Diamond Light Source Ltd (Didcot, UK).

Journal Keywords: Catalysis; X-Ray Spectroscopy Techniques; Operando; Time-Resolved; High-Energy Resolution; Homogeneous

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: B18-Core EXAFS

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