Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
A. A. Marchione, D. C. Roe, and P. J. Krusic. "Gas-phase NMR for Chemical Reaction Kinetics" in Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, eds-in-chief R. K. Harris and R. E. Wasylishen, John Wiley: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1184. Published online 15th September 2010.
NMR experiments in the gas phase are a unique and versatile tool for the study of chemical reaction kinetics, particularly at elevated temperature. 1H and 19F-detected experiments at temperatures from ambient to over 300° C and pressures from 0.05 to 10 atm or more have proven successful in elucidating a variety of chemistries in both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. This article covers the various experimental approaches and limitations of the technique and surveys some of the reaction systems that have been studied by it.