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A multi-dimensional quasi-zeolite with 12 x 10 x 7-ring channels demonstrates high thermal stability and good gas adsorption selectivity
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). Peking University, China.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK). Peking University, China.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
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2016 (English)In: Chemical Science, ISSN 2041-6520, E-ISSN 2041-6539, Vol. 7, no 5, 3025-3030 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A novel quasi-zeolite PKU-15, with a rare 3-dimensional structure containing interconnected large (12-ring), medium (10-ring) and small (7-ring) multi-pore channels, was hydrothermally synthesised and characterised. A unique tri-bridging O2- anion is found to be encapsulated in the cage-like (Ge,Si)(12)O-31 building unit and energetically stabilises the PKU-15 framework. The removal of this oxygen atom would convert PKU-15 into a hypothetical zeolite PKU-15H. Thus, PKU-15 can be considered as a unique 'quasi-zeolite', which bridges porous germanates and zeolites. Owing to the absence of terminal Ge-OH groups in its structure, PKU-15 shows a remarkably high thermal stability of up to 600 degrees C. PKU-15 is also the first microporous germanate that exhibits permanent porosity, with a BET area of 428 m(2) g(-1) and a good adsorption affinity toward CO2.

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2016. Vol. 7, no 5, 3025-3030 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131170DOI: 10.1039/c5sc04916dISI: 000374859300008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-131170DiVA: diva2:938828
Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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