Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Solid-State NMR in Heterogeneous Catalysis Research

Takeshi Kobayashi, Iowa State University
Frédéric A. Perras, Iowa State University
Igor I. Slowing, Iowa State University
Aaron D. Sadow, Iowa State University
Marek Pruski, Iowa State University

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from ACS Catalysis 5 (2015): 7055, doi:10.1021/acscatal.5b02039. Copyright 2015 American Chemical Society.


A revolution in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) spectroscopy is taking place, attributable to the rapid development of high-field dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), a technique yielding sensitivity improvements of 2–3 orders of magnitude. This higher sensitivity in SSNMR has already impacted materials research, and the implications of new methods on catalytic sciences are expected to be profound.