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Giving oxygenates a new spin

Elucidating the reaction mechanism of a catalytic process is very challenging. Now, advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance experiments demonstrate the importance of oxygenates to regulate the conversion of synthesis gas over an oxide–zeolite-based bifunctional catalyst material.

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Fig. 1: Oxygenates detected during CO and H2 conversion over oxide–zeolite-based catalysts.


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Baldus, M., Weckhuysen, B.M. Giving oxygenates a new spin. Nat Catal 5, 584–585 (2022).

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