Infrared spectroscopy is used to characterize the hydroxyls of HEMT and the interactions with benzene of these hydroxyls and of Na+ cations in NaEMT. Benzene adsorption studies reveal that HEMT is a stronger solid acid than HY or HSAPO-37 and that ca. 55-65% of the theoretical protons are still present after evacuation at 773 K. The changes with loading of the CH out-of-plane vibration of the adsorbed benzene give access to the number of interaction sites (H+ or Na+). In NaEMT all the cations are accessible to benzene. This may result from Na+ ion migration towards the large cages in the presence of the aromatic.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1993|