In-situ Spectroscopy of Catalysts


Edited by
B. M. Weckhuysen
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Mrach 2004
ca.350 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-026-8

Probing events that occur in a catalyst under working conditions is a very important topic in many fields of chemistry. In order to identify reaction intermediates and active sites in a working catalyst, the development of characterization techniques, the design and construction of appropriate in-situ cells and reactor probes are inevitable. Various types of spectroscopy, diffraction methods and scattering techniques can be used to achieve the ultimate goal of determining and understanding quantitative structure/composition-activity/selectivity relationships in catalysts. Therefore, such detailed knowledge about the active sites should enable scientists to design - in a rational way - new and efficient catalysts for sustainable production of bulk and fine chemicals as well as for the removal of harmful compounds in industrial catalytic processes. This book aims to give an overview of the different characterization techniques currently available for performing in-situ studies on catalytic materials. Both the possibilities and limitations are illustrated by many case studies. This is a unique book providing a comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in this very important and rapidly expanding field of catalysis.

  • In-situ Spectroscopic of Catalysts, B. M. Weckhuysen, The Netherlands
  • Infrared Spectroscopy: Classical Methods, J. Saussey and F. Thibault-Starzyk, France
  • Time-Resolved Step-Scan and Rapid-Scan Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Y. -H Yeom
    and H. Frei, USA

  • In-situ Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy of Catalysts, T. Visser, The Netherlands
  • Raman Spectroscopy, M. A. Banares, Spain
  • X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy, F. M. F. de Groot, A. Knop-Gericke, T. Ressler
    and J. A. van Bokhoven, The Netherlands/Germany/Switzerland
  • Extended X-ray Absorption Fine-Structure Spectroscopy, J. A. van Bokhoven, T. Ressler, F. M. F. de Groot
    and A. Knop- Gericke, Switzerland/Germany/The Netherlands

  • Soft X-ray Absorption Methods, A. Knop-Gericke, F. M. F. de Groot, J. A. van Bokhoven
    and T. Ressler, Germany/The Netherlands/Switzerland

  • Time-Resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Methods, T. Ressler, J. A. van Bokhoven,
    G. Knop-Gericke and F. M. F. de Groot, Germany/The Netherlands/Switzerland

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, M. Hunger and J. Weitkamp, Germany
  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, A. Bruckner, Germany
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy, B. M. Weckhuysen, The Netherlands
  • Positron Emission Tomography and Profiling, A. M. de Jong, E. J. M. Hensen
    and R. A. van Santen, The Netherlands

  • X-ray Diffraction and Scattering, P. Canton, C. Meneghini, P. Riello, and A. Benedetti, Italy
This book should be a valuable reference for chemists and chemical engineers working in the field of catalysis, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, petroleum chemistry, process chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science and automotive industry with the aim of understanding catalytic phenomena on a fundamental level.

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