High-Pressure, High-Temperature Spectrophotometer Cell for in Situ Catalyst Identification

  • H. Burnham Tinker
  • Donald E. Morris
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 10)


A high-pressure, high-temperature spectrophotometer cell has been designed and constructed in order to examine reacting solutions at conditions which are above ambient temperature and pressure. Large windows, a variable-path length, and a relatively compact design provide considerable versatility and permit the use of the cell interchangeably among a variety of commercially available IR and UV-Visible spectrophotometers without the need for special instrument modification. The cell has been used to study solutions at a variety of reaction conditions up to 100 atmospheres of pressure at 200°C without any suggestion of window or cell failure. The design and fabrication of the cell are reported. In addition, specific applications of the cell to studies of the rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation of olefins are described.


Calcium Fluoride Rhodium Complex Carbonyl Band Window Material Catalyst Identification 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Burnham Tinker
    • 1
  • Donald E. Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research DepartmentMonsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

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