H-MOR: Density functional investigation for the relative strength of Brønsted acid sites and dynamics simulation of NH3 protonation-deprotonation

M. Elanany, D. P. Vercauteren, M. Koyama, M. Kubo, P. Selvam, E. Broclawik, A. Miyamoto

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    Abstract

    The adsorption energies of NH3 at different positions in acidic mordenite, viz., main channel, side pocket, and double four-membered rings, are investigated using periodic density functional theory method. Furthermore, for the first time, the dynamic behavior of NH3 interacting with Brønsted acid site in the main channel has been monitored. The results reveal that the adsorption energies of ammonia on Brønsted acid sites in the main channel (T4, T2, and T1) are higher than that in the side pocket (T3). Consequently, the strength of Brønsted acid sites follows the same order. Ammonia dynamics results show that the protons are in continuous transfer, where NH3 acts as a bridge for transferring protons in between ammonium ion and framework oxygen ions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
    Volume243
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Process Chemistry and Technology
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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