Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 518 - 526, DOI: 10.1039/b612793m
High resolution solid state NMR spectroscopy in surface organometallic chemistry: access to molecular understanding of active sites of well-defined heterogeneous catalysts
Frédéric Blanc, Christophe Copéret, Anne Lesage and Lyndon Emsley
Recent advances in solid state NMR spectroscopy have made possible the understanding of surface species and active sites of heterogeneous catalysts at a molecular level. This tutorial review describes solid state NMR spectroscopy, what are the possible techniques to obtain high resolution and 2D spectra (structural information), and what are their applications in the context of well-defined heterogeneous catalysts prepared by surface organometallic chemistry.