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11B-MQMAS Solid State NMR experiment performed on polyaminoborane derivatives

no spine minimum. half size. Editor: Tamara Hanna JEM: Esther RTP: Bryan NolteAmmonia Borane Dehydrogenation Promoted by a Pincer-Square-Planar Rhodium(I) Monohydride: A Stepwise Hydrogen Transfer from the Substrate to the Catalyst
Esteruelas, M.A.; Nolis, P.; Oliván, M.; Oñate, M.; Vallribera, A.; Vélez, A. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 (14), pp 7176–7181. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01216

The pincer d8-monohydride complex RhH-{xant(PiPr2)2} (xant(PiPr2)2 = 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis-(diisopropylphosphino)xanthene) promotes the release of 1 equiv of hydrogen from H3BNH3 and H3BNHMe2 with TOF50% values of 3150 and 1725 h−1, to afford [BH2NH2]n and [BH2NMe2]2 and the tandem ammonia borane dehydrogenation−cyclohexene hydrogenation. Continue reading 11B-MQMAS Solid State NMR experiment performed on polyaminoborane derivatives

Annion binding affinities studied by 1H-NMR

  • chem-select“Synthesis, Selectivity and Structural Study of New C3-Symmetric Tripodal Amides as Anion Receptors. An Experimental and Theoretical Approach”

    Celis, S.; Pi-Boleda, B.; Nolis, P.; Illa, O.; Branchadell, V.; Ortuño, R. Chemistry Select. doi: 10.1002/slct.201600560

Several new nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) based C3-symmetric tripodal amides have been synthesized. The NTA branches are alkyl chains or esters derived from amino acids of different length, namely glycine, β-alanine and γ-aminobutyric acid. The behavior of these compounds to entrap different monoanions has been tested revealing that they are good ligands able to form host-guest complexes with the following affinity order: H2PO4 > CH3CO2 > PhCO2 > Cl, in DMSO. Continue reading Annion binding affinities studied by 1H-NMR

Storage properties of the Li-N-H system

hydrogen_energy“Role of aluminum chloride on the reversible hydrogen storage properties of the Li-N-H system”

Fernández, L.; Garroni, S.; Larochette, P.; Nolis, P.; Mulas, G.; Enzo, S.; Baró, M.D.; Gennari, F. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, IN PRESS 2015 doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.08.030

 In order to understand the role of AlCl3 addition on the Li–N–H system, we have systematically investigated the hydrogen sorption kinetics and the reactions between LiNH2–LiH and AlCl3 additive with a multitechnique approach involving differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), hydrogen volumetric measurements, X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), Fourier transform infrared analysis (FTIR) and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Continue reading Storage properties of the Li-N-H system

Automation in 1JCH measurements from Pure Shift NMR experiments

SeRMN seminar

  • Date: Thursday 27th November, 2014
  • Hour: 12 am
  • Location:  SeRMN,  Facultats de Ciències i Biociències, C2/-135
  • Speaker:  Dr. Pau Nolis, SeRMN

A preliminary version of an applet that performs the authomatic measurement of 1J(CH) couplings from homodecoupled iINEPT-Jres HSQC experiment will be presented. Continue reading Automation in 1JCH measurements from Pure Shift NMR experiments

Confining light metal hydrides in micro- or mesoporous scaffolds

JournalMaterialResearch“Unusual Oxidation Behavior of Light Metal Hydride by Tetrahydrofurane Solvent Molecules Confined in Ordered
Mesoporous Carbon” Klose, M.; Lindemann, I.; Minella, C.; Pinkert, K.; Zier, M.; Giebeler, L.; Nolis, P.; Baro, M.; Oswald, S.; Gutfleisch, O.; Ehrenberg, H.; Eckert, J. Journal Of Materials Research, 2014, 29, 55-63 DOI:10.1557/jmr.2013.199

Confining light metal hydrides in micro- or mesoporous scaffolds is considered to be a promising way to overcome the existing challenges for these materials, e.g. their application in hydrogen storage. Different techniques exist which allow us to homogeneously fill pores of a host matrix with the respective hydride, thus yielding well defined composite materials. Continue reading Confining light metal hydrides in micro- or mesoporous scaffolds

Structural evolution upon decomposition of the LiAlH4+LiBH4 system

jalloysStructural evolution upon decomposition of the LiAlH4+LiBH4 system. S. Soru, A. Taras, C. Pistiddb, C. Milanese, C. Bonatto Minella, E. Masolo, P. Nolis, M. D. Baró, A. Marinic, M. Tolkiehn,M. Dornheim, S. Enzo, G. Mulas, S. Garroni. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2014, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.12.027

In the present work we focus the attention on the phase structural transformations occurring upon the desorption process of the LiBH4 + LiAlH4 system. Continue reading Structural evolution upon decomposition of the LiAlH4+LiBH4 system

Simultaneous multi-slice excitation in Spatially encoded NMR experiments

cover“Simultaneous multi-slice excitation in Spatially encoded NMR experiments” by Laura Castañar, Pau Nolis, Albert Virgili and Teodor Parella. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 15472–1547. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201303272

multiple-sliceA novel strategy to enhance the experimental sensitivity in spatially encoded NMR experiments has been developed. Continue reading Simultaneous multi-slice excitation in Spatially encoded NMR experiments

Efficient and fast sign-sensitive determination of heteronuclear coupling constants

“Efficient and fast sign-sensitive determination of heteronuclear coupling constants” by Josep Saurí, Pau Nolis and Teodor ParellaJournal of Magnetic Resonance 236 (2013) 66–69. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmr.2013.08.013

Two complementary 1D NMR approaches for the fast and easy determination of the magnitude and the sign of heteronuclear J(XH) coupling constants are proposed: Continue reading Efficient and fast sign-sensitive determination of heteronuclear coupling constants

NaAlH4 confined in Ordered Mesoporous Carbon

hydrogen_energyNaAlH4 confined in Ordered Mesoporous Carbon

Bonatto, C.; Lindemann, I.; Nolis, P.; KieBling, A.; Baró, M. D.; Klose, M.; Giebler, L.; Rellinghaus, B.; Eckert, J.; Schultz, L.; Gutfleisch, O.

In this paper we performed a comprehensive investigation of the structural and sorption properties of a 40 wt. % NaAlH4 confined in a ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC, i.e. CMK-3) by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), 23Na{1H} and 27Al{1H} solid-state magic angle spinning-nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR).

This study evidences a remarkable improvement of the sorption kinetics of NaAlH4 due to its existence in nanometer size within the OMC. The pressure composition isotherm (PCI) analysis (for the re-absorption step) of the nanoconfined NaAlH4 would suggest an alteration of its equilibrium thermodynamic properties.

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