Monitoring the Heterogeneously Catalyzed Conversion of Quadricyclane to Norbornadiene by Raman Spectroscopy

Authors: Ford, Joseph F.; Mann, Charles K.; Vickers, Thomas J.

Source: Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 48, Issue 5, Pages 12A-19A and 545-646 (May 1994) , pp. 592-595(4)

Publisher: Society for Applied Spectroscopy

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The utility of fiber-optic Raman spectroscopy for monitoring a heterogeneous catalysis reaction has been examined. The conversion of quadricyclane to norbornadiene in the presence of CuSO4 in chloroform has been followed by an automated procedure. Concentrations of both species have been measured at 5-min intervals over a period of several hours with the use of a solvent line as an internal standard. The nondestructive procedure is shown to be easily implemented. Limits of detection are about 0.003 M.

Keywords: Fiber optics; Heterogeneous catalysis; Norbornadiene; Quadricyclane; Raman spectroscopy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-3006

Publication date: May 1, 1994

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