Advanced hard X-ray spectroscopy
Reaction mechanisms in confinement by advanced hard X-ray spectroscopy
– New project since July 2022 –
In project C10 established and recent hard X-ray methods available at synchrotron radiation sources will be developed and applied to study fundamental confinement effects in two dedicated cases: Cu- catalyzed CO2 hydrogenation and Cr-catalyzed oligomerization of ethylene. The identification of the active species, the reaction mechanisms and the determination of pore-wall interactions and geometric modifications of the used metal complexes by direct or indirect confinement influences, i.e. the appearance of direct pore wall – metal contacts or geometric distortions of the complex, form the key aims of the project
M. Kirchhof, K. Gugeler, A.-K. Beurer, F. R. Fischer, D. Batman, S. M. Bauch, S. Kolin, E. Nicholas, R. Schoch, Ch. Vogler, S. R. Kousik, A. Zens, B. Plietker, P. Atanasova, S. Naumann, M. Bauer, J. R. Bruckner, Y. Traa, J. Kästner and Sabine Laschat Catal. Sci. Technol., 2023, 13, 3709-3724.