Zeolites with continuously tuneable porosity
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Zeolites are important materials whose utility in industry depends on the nature of their porous structure. Control over microporosity is therefore a vitally important target. Unfortunately, traditional methods for controlling porosity, in particular the use of organic structure-directing agents, are relatively coarse and provide almost no opportunity to tune the porosity as required. Here we show how zeolites with a continuously tuneable surface area and micropore volume over a wide range can be prepared. This means that a particular surface area or micropore volume can be precisely tuned. The range of porosity we can target covers the whole range of useful zeolite porosity: from small pores consisting of 8-rings all the way to extra-large pores consisting of 14-rings.
Wheatley , P S , Chlubná-Eliášová , P , Greer , H , Zhou , W , Seymour , V R , Dawson , D M , Ashbrook , S E , Pinar , A B , McCusker , L B , Opanasenko , M , Cejka , J & Morris , R E 2014 , ' Zeolites with continuously tuneable porosity ' Angewandte Chemie International Edition , vol 126 , no. 48 , pp. 13426–13430 . DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407676
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DescriptionCzech Science Foundation. Grant Number: P106/12/G015
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