Solving the Structure of a Metal‐Substituted Aluminum Phosphate Catalyst by Electron Microscopy, Computer Simulation, and X‐ray Powder Diffraction

Paul A. Wright, Srinivasan Natarajan, John Meurig Thomas*, Robert G. Bell, Pratibha L. Gai‐Boyes, Richard H. Jones, Jiesheng Chen

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Abstract

A new method for the solution of solid‐state structures—especially if the compounds can only be obtained as powders—is reported. A combination of electron microscopy, electron diffraction, and computer simulation of the lowest energy structure allowed the determination of the structure of the Mg‐ and Zn‐substituted forms of the catalytically active aluminophosphate MeALPO‐36. This novel structure has kinships with those of the aluminophosphate ALPO‐5 and the zeolite cancrinite Na6[Al6Si6O24]CaCO3 · 2H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1475
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume31
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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