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Web Date: March 14, 2017

Custom designed zeolites make better catalysts

Zeolites synthesized with transition state mimics exhibit enhanced activity and product selectivity
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: nanomaterials, catalysis, zeolites, porous crystals, synthesis

Endowed with a network of interconnected, molecule-sized pores and channels, zeolites have been used in chemical separations, oil refining, and catalysis for decades. Yet scientists still tend to use a trial-and-error approach to find the best member of this large family of crystalline materials for a given application.

Researchers in Spain may have come up with a way to shorten and reduce the cost of that time-consuming search process. Their strategy is to tailor-make zeolite . . .

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