Characterization of aluminum in cation-exchanged NH4NaY and USY zeolites by 27Al MAS NMR spectroscopy

David J. Aurentz, Anthony F. Tierno, Kevin J. Sutovich

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


The effects of cations on the local electromagnetic environments of catalytic sites in Y-zeolites are studied as a function of cation type and concentration. Quadrupolar coupling parameters measurable using 27Al MAS NMR at multiple field strengths, provide a window to study aluminum's local electronic structure. Quadrupolar parameters calculated for framework tetrahedral aluminum are related to cation concentration and Brønsted acidity for potassium-, zinc-, and lanthanum-exchanged NH4NaY and USY zeolites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Characterization of aluminum in cation-exchanged NH<sub>4</sub>NaY and USY zeolites by <sup>27</sup>Al MAS NMR spectroscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this