Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

Second Advisor

Pat Thiel

Abstract

This thesis describes the use of advanced multinuclear (13C, 1H, 29Si) solid state NMR to study the structure of heterogeneous catalyst materials with the goal of improving synthesis strategies, and gaining a better understanding of mechanisms of deactivation. This research (excluding Appendix 1) was funded through the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC). It is the result of collaborative work involving several universities within the Center, including the University of New Mexico (UNM), University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), and the Chemical Engineering Department at Iowa State University. Numerous manuscripts have resulted from these collaborations. First-author manuscripts have been added as chapters, while manuscripts with co-authorship are included as Appendices.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3737

Copyright Owner

Robert Lee Johnson

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

299 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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