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Every year millions of tons of zeolites are produced, being used as molecular sieves, hydrocracking catalysts, gas-capture materials and for emerging novel applications. There is a demand to synthesise new zeolites with bespoke frameworks, which are tailor-made for a chosen application. To achieve these ‘designer zeolites’ it is crucial to fully understand the host-guest interactions between organic additives and zeolitic frameworks. Here we have studied four different zeolites, synthesised with the same organic additive, 18-crown-6 ether, which show observable differences in the host-guest interactions. We demonstrate that the framework geometry dominates the decomposition temperature, enthalpy and mechanism. The zeolites show unique decomposition features, emphasising experimental differences in how the organic additive and framework interact.
|Journal||Microporous and Mesoporous Materials|
|Early online date||29 Jul 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2020|
- 18-Crown-6 ether
- Host-guest interactions
- Organic additive
- Zeolite X
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
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Applying Long-Lived Metastable States in Switchable Functionality via Kinetic Control of Molecular Assembly
Raithby, P., Burrows, A., Carbery, D., Marken, F., Parker, S., Walsh, A. & Wilson, C.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
1/11/12 → 30/04/18
Project: Research council
Dataset for "Zeolites fit for a Crown: Probing Host-Guest Interactions with Thermogravimetric Methods"
Nearchou, A. (Creator), Sartbaeva, A. (Supervisor), Castaing, R. (Related Person) & Raithby, P. (Related Person), University of Bath, 29 Jul 2020