Zeolites with continuously tuneable porosity

Paul S Wheatley, Pavla Chlubná-Eliášová, Heather Greer, Wuzong Zhou, Valerie R Seymour, Daniel M Dawson, Sharon E Ashbrook, Ana B Pinar, Lynne B McCusker, Maksym Opanasenko, Jiří Cejka, Russell E Morris

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13426-13430
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number48
Early online date3 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2014


  • ADOR
  • Germanosilicates
  • Porosity
  • Zeolites


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