Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 311–321 | Cite as

Electron spin resonance analysis of paramagnetic Pd(I) species in Pd(II)-exchanged H-rho zeolite

  • Jong-Sung Yu
  • Larry Kevan


Zeolite rho was synthesized and Pd(II) exchanged into it. Pd(II) was reduced to paramagnetic Pd(1) by a thermal activation process. The interactions of Pd(I) in zeolite H-rho with oxygen, water, methanol, ammonia, carbon monoxide and ethylene have been studied by electron spin resonance (ESR) and electron spin echo modulation (ESEM) spectroscopies. The ESR spectrum of an activated sample shows the formation of one Pd(I) species. Pd(I) interacts with water vapor or molecular oxygen to form Pd(II)−O2, indicating decomposition of water. Equilibration with methanol results in a broad isotropic ESR signal which is attributed to the formation of small palladium clusters. ESEM shows that the Pd clusters coordinate one molecule of methanol. Adsorption of ammonia produces a Pd(I) complex containing four molecules of ammonia based upon resolved nitrogen superhyperfine coupling. Adsorption of carbon monoxide results in a Pd(I) complex containing two molecules of carbon monoxide based upon resolved13C superhyperfine coupling. ESR and ESEM results indicate that exposure to ethylene leads to two new Pd(I) species each of which coordinates one molecule of ethylene.


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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong-Sung Yu
    • 1
  • Larry Kevan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHan Nam UniversityChungnamKorea
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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