Double Rotation 23Na NMR Study of Guest-Host Interactions and Nanoscale Assemblies in Sodium Zeolite Y Academic Article uri icon


  • 23Na double rotation NMR (DOR) provides information on site-specific adsorption of guest molecules within the porous framework of sodium zeolite Y. Anchoring of molybdenum-hexacarbonyl to extraframework Na+ cations in particular locations within the large α-cavities is detected. Changes of the chemical environments of the Na+ cations are observed upon loading trimethylphosphine molecules. Spin-lattice relaxation measurements yield insight on dynamic aspects of the anchoring sodium cations.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011