The purpose of this book is to review the current, state-of-the-art application of isotopic methods to the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Isotopic studies are arguably the ultimate technique in in situ methods for heterogeneous catalysis. In this review volume, chapters have been contributed by experts in the field and the coverage includes both the application of specific isotopes - Deuterium, Tritium, Carbon-14, Sulfur-35 and Oxygen-18 - as well as isotopic techniques - determination of surface mobility, steady state transient isotope kinetic analysis, and positron emission profiling.
# Deuterium-Labeling in Mechanistic Studies on Heterogeneous Acid-Base Catalysts (J Sommer & S Walspudger) # Application of 14C Radiotracer for the Study of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions (Z Paal) # The Use of the Sulphur-35 Isotope in Catalytic Studies (P Tetenyi) # Tritium in Catalysis (J R Jones & S-Y Lu) # Isotopic Exchange of Oxygen Over Oxide Surfaces (J S J Hargreaves & J M Mellon) # Oxygen and Hydrogen Surface Mobility in Supported Metal Catalysts. Study by 18O/16O and 2H/1H Exchange (D Duprez) # Investigation of Reaction at the Site Level Using SSTIKA (S Pansare et al.) # Positron Emission Profiling -- The Ammonia Oxidation Reaction as a Case Study (A M de Jong et al.)