Investigation of maleic-d2 acid isomerization at high pressure

Project: Research

Project Details


We will use central facilities time (ISIS neutron and muon facility) to study the conversion of maleic to fumaric acid under high pressure and temperature conditions. Experiments performed in-house show that temperature of pressure alone do not significantly influence the conversion of maleic to fumaric acid; however, the combination of both does result in successful conversion. Neutron experiments will elucidate the conversion in-situ, as it progresses, and allow us to identify ciritcal conditions of temperature and pressure to cause this conversion.


4 days of beamtime at ISIS on the PEARL instrument following a competitive peer-review process
Effective start/end date26/09/19 → …


  • large volume press
  • pressure
  • isomerization
  • maleic
  • fumaric
  • neutron diffraction
  • high-pressure


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