1993 – Nicholas J. Turro

Photoreactions of Organic Molecules Adsorbed on Zeolitic Molecular Sieves

Photoreactions of molecules adsorbed on zeolites will be discussed, and a description of the microporous, crystalline structures of zeolites will be presented. It will be shown how the site of a molecule adsorbed on a zeolite may be determined experimentally and how the molecule's site and the dynamics of reactive intermediates determine the photochemical products. Conversely, it will be shown how analysis of photoproducts can reveal information on the internal structure of zeolites and the zeolite/substrate complex.