Methyl tunnelling of adsorbed methoxy on alumina catalysts

Parker, S. F., García Sakai, V., Lennon, D. , Jackson, A., Johnson, M. R. and Jayasooriya, U. A. (2016) Methyl tunnelling of adsorbed methoxy on alumina catalysts. Chemical Communications, 52(2), pp. 366-369. (doi: 10.1039/C5CC08223D)

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The aim of this paper is to investigate whether the methyl group of the adsorbed methoxy intermediate on industrial grade alumina catalysts undergoes rotational tunnelling on the wavenumber energy scale. The data show that this is clearly the case for a fraction of the methyl groups and potentially allows the subtle intermolecular interactions between adsorbed species and catalyst to be probed through the exponential dependence of the tunnel frequency on the rotational potential.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was funded by EP/K014714/1 led by UCL.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lennon, Professor David
Authors: Parker, S. F., García Sakai, V., Lennon, D., Jackson, A., Johnson, M. R., and Jayasooriya, U. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 52(2):366-369
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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