EMM-23: A Stable High-Silica Multidimensional Zeolite with Extra-Large Trilobe-Shaped Channels.
2014 (English)In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 136, no 39, 13570-3 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Stable, multidimensional, and extra-large pore zeolites are desirable by industry for catalysis and separation of bulky molecules. Here we report EMM-23, the first stable, three-dimensional extra-large pore aluminosilicate zeolite. The structure of EMM-23 was determined from submicron-sized crystals by combining electron crystallography, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and powder X-ray diffraction. The framework contains highly unusual trilobe-shaped pores that are bound by 21-24 tetrahedral atoms. These extra-large pores are intersected perpendicularly by a two-dimensional 10-ring channel system. Unlike most ideal zeolite frameworks that have tetrahedral sites with four next-nearest tetrahedral neighbors (Q(4) species), this unusual zeolite possesses a high density of Q(2) and Q(3) silicon species. It is the first zeolite prepared directly with Q(2) species that are intrinsic to the framework. EMM-23 is stable after calcination at 540 °C. The formation of this highly interrupted structure is facilitated by the high density of extra framework positive charge introduced by the dicationic structure directing agent.
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2014. Vol. 136, no 39, 13570-3 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108916DOI: 10.1021/ja507615bISI: 000342608800026PubMedID: 25198917OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-108916DiVA: diva2:761495