Chapter 4: Gas Phase NMR for the Study of Chemical Reactions: Kinetics and Product Identification
Published:09 Feb 2016
NMR spectroscopy is a uniquely convenient and information-rich tool for the study of chemical reactions in the gas phase. This report discusses strategies employed to address the special experimental challenges posed by elevated pressure and temperature, and the spectroscopic peculiarities of the gas phase. The extensive literature on the application of gas phase NMR to the study of reaction kinetics (consisting of 11 publications) is surveyed. A study of the gaseous decomposition of di-tert-butyl peroxide, as conducted with modern instrumentation and software, is described in detail. The report concludes with a summary of recent work applying two-dimensional NMR correlation and diffusion experiments to gaseous analytes.