Mechanomechanically assisted hydrolysis in the ADOR process

Daniel Nikolaus Rainer, Cameron Mark Rice, Stewart James Warrender, Sharon E. Ashbrook, Russell Edward Morris

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The ADOR (Assembly-Disassembly-Organisation-Reassembly) process for zeolites has been shown to produce a number of previously unknown frameworks inaccessible through conventional synthesis methods. Here, we present successful mechanochemically assisted hydrolysis of germanosilicate zeolite UTL leading to ADOR products under mild conditions, low amounts of solvent and in short reaction times. The expansion of zeolite synthesis into the realm of mechanochemistry opens up feasible pathways regarding the production of these materials, especially for industrial purposes, as well as an exciting application for economical enrichment of materials with the low natural abundance NMR-active isotope of oxygen, 17O. The results from mechanochemically assisted hydrolysis differ from those seen in the traditional ADOR approach: differences that can be attributed to a change in solvent availibility.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Science
VolumeAdvance Article
Early online date15 Jun 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Jun 2020


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