Variable-temperature hyperpolarized (HP) 129Xe NMR spectroscopy has been employed to characterize surface properties of mesoporous MCM-41 modified by silylation treatment. The characteristic chemical shifts responsible for Xe-surface interactions exhibit strong correlations with both the surface coverage and chain length of the grafted alkylsilanes. Consequently, the deshielding medium contribution due to individual alkyl ligand can be deduced based on the group contribution analysis revealing the potential use of HP 129Xe NMR for probing the surface properties of organic-functionalized porous materials.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry