Observation of exceptionally strong binding of molecular hydrogen in a porous material: Formation of an η2-H2 complex in a Cu-exchanged ZSM-5 zeolite

Peter A. Georgiev, Alberto Albinati, Barbara L. Mojet, Jacques Ollivier, Juergen Eckert

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Abstract

We have measured the rotational tunneling spectrum of a Cu-ZSM-5 zeolite after loading with H2, by means of inelastic incoherent neutron scattering. The peaks at ±0.80 and ±1.73 cm-1 unambiguously demonstrate the formation of a strongly bound Cu(η2-H2) complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8086-8087
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume129
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2007

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