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Molecules 2017, 22(9), 1557; doi:10.3390/molecules22091557

Probing Gas Adsorption in Zeolites by Variable-Temperature IR Spectroscopy: An Overview of Current Research

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Politecnico di Torino, The Department of Applied Science And Technology and INSTM Unit of Torino-Politecnico, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
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Department of Chemistry, University of the Balearic Islands, E-07122 Palma, Spain
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Received: 5 July 2017 / Revised: 6 September 2017 / Accepted: 11 September 2017 / Published: 15 September 2017
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The current state of the art in the application of variable-temperature IR (VTIR) spectroscopy to the study of (i) adsorption sites in zeolites, including dual cation sites; (ii) the structure of adsorption complexes and (iii) gas-solid interaction energy is reviewed. The main focus is placed on the potential use of zeolites for gas separation, purification and transport, but possible extension to the field of heterogeneous catalysis is also envisaged. A critical comparison with classical IR spectroscopy and adsorption calorimetry shows that the main merits of VTIR spectroscopy are (i) its ability to provide simultaneously the spectroscopic signature of the adsorption complex and the standard enthalpy change involved in the adsorption process; and (ii) the enhanced potential of VTIR to be site specific in favorable cases. View Full-Text
Keywords: dual sites; gas adsorption; IR spectroscopy; VTIR spectroscopy; zeolites dual sites; gas adsorption; IR spectroscopy; VTIR spectroscopy; zeolites
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Garrone, E.; Delgado, M.R.; Bonelli, B.; Arean, C.O. Probing Gas Adsorption in Zeolites by Variable-Temperature IR Spectroscopy: An Overview of Current Research. Molecules 2017, 22, 1557.

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