253. A simple liquid state 1H NMR measurement to directly determine the surface hydroxyl density of porous silica
Silica is widely used in industrial applications and its performance is partially decided by its surface hydroxyl density αOH. Here we report a quick, simple liquid 1H NMR method to determine αOH using a benchtop 1H NMR spectrometer. The results show excellent agreement with the literature with an αOH range from 4.16 to 6.56 OH/nm2.