The PHIP technique incorporates parahydrogen into molecules in order to hyperpolarise them. This enables the observation of reaction intermediates in catalytic cycles and provides new insight into mechanisms.
Research at CHyM
Detection of unusual reaction intermediates during the conversion of W(N-2)(2)(dppe)(2) to W(H)(4)(dppe)(2) and of H2O into H-2. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2012, 134, 18257. 10.1021/ja302202q