Solid-state NMR studies of MCM-41 supported with a highly catalytically active cluster

Matthew D. Jones, Melinda J. Duer, Sophie Hermans, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak, Brian F. G. Johnson, John Meurig Thomas

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New insight into the binding modes of bimetallic clusters and catalytically active nanoparticles to the mesoporous solid MCM-41 has been obtained from solid-state NMR spectroscopic data (see figure, right). From this study, a model has been proposed to explain the interactions between the pore walls and the cluster. It has been shown that the counterion plays an important role in the anchoring process (see figure, left).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4726-4729
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
Early online date12 Dec 2002
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Bimetallic clusters
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Mesoporous materials
  • NMR spectroscopy

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