19F mas NMR and FTIR analysis of the adsorption of alkali metal fluorides onto alumina

Catherine V.A. Duke*, Jack M. Miller, James H. Clark, Adrian P. Kybett

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NaF, KF, RbF and CsF have been adsorbed onto alumina and the resulting reagents have been analysed by IR and 19F magic-angle spinning NMR spectroscopy. The results show that MF reacts with the alumina surface to form AlF6 3-, and CO3 2- is formed as a byproduct due to the adsorption and reaction of atmospheric CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of molecular catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1990

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