Molecular Motion of Hydrogen-Bonded CH3CN in H-MFI: A 1H, 2H, and 13C Multinuclear NMR Study.

B. H. Suits, J. Sepa, R. J. Gorte, and David White
The dynamics associated with the adsorption complex formed by CH3CN at Bronsted sites in H-MFI have been explored using 1H, 2H, and 13C NMR spectra measured as a function of temperature between 78 and 400 K. A simple NMR line shape theory, based on rapid, small angle reorientations of the CH3CN molecular axis with a temperature-dependent amplitude, has been used to account for the data. An anisotropic angular motion is observed with a small amplitude at low temperatures increasing to approximately +/- 35o from its average position at room temperature. This motion is primarily constrained to a plane in the zeolite, but a distribution in amplitudes for different types of sites is required to fully account for the data. At higher temperatures, the powder line shapes are completely motionally narrowed, presumably due to exchange between physisorbed molecules and those bound to the sites.

J. Phys. Chem B104, 5124-5131 (2000).

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