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Reaction dynamics of metal oxides in solution by NMR
thesisposted on 2017-08-13, 23:37 authored by RUPALI SHARMA
The main objective of my thesis is to build a better understanding of solution dynamics of metal oxides at solid-solvent interface which is relevant to heterogeneous catalysis and minerals. To accomplish this, I have investigated aqueous behavior of model complexes such as polyoxometalates (POMs). Central to my research is the use of NMR which is an effective and powerful tool to resolve the reaction dynamics of polyoxometalates in solution. Simultaneously, I have also investigated theoretical predictions of NMR chemical shifts in polyoxometalates to complement experimental measurements.