Ultraviolet-assisted curing of polycrystalline pure-silica zeolites: Hydrophobization, functionalization, and cross-linking of grains

S Eslava, F. Iacopi, M.R. Baklanov, C.E.A. Kirschhock, K. Maex, J.A. Martens

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Abstract

We demonstrate the advantageous use of an ultraviolet-assisted curing for the preparation of polycrystalline zeolites. The ultraviolet-assisted curing effectively hydrophobizes the porous structure of a spin-on Silicalite-1 film by means of silanol condensation and grafting of desorbing organic template fragments. Moreover, it enhances the packing of the grains, so the intergrain voids are substantially shrunk and the mechanical properties improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9288-9289
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume129
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007

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