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Consumption of cholesterol oxidation products (COPs) is a growing health concern, but little is known about the intake of beta-sitosterol oxidation products (SOPs). The present study was performed (i) to compare the oxidative stability of cholesterol with that of beta-sitosterol; (ii) to investigate the oxidative pattern of cholesterol and beta-sitosterol(More)
The synthesis of crystalline molecular sieves with pore dimensions that fill the gap between microporous and mesoporous materials is a matter of fundamental and industrial interest. The preparation of zeolitic materials with extralarge pores and chiral frameworks would permit many new applications. Two important steps in this direction include the synthesis(More)
Understanding the mechanism by which porous solids trap harmful gases such as CO(2) and SO(2) is essential for the design of new materials for their selective removal. Materials functionalized with amine groups dominate this field, largely because of their potential to form carbamates through H(2)N(δ(-))···C(δ(+))O(2) interactions, thereby trapping CO(2)(More)
Porous materials such as zeolites contain well-defined pores in molecular dimensions and have important industrial applications in catalysis, sorption and separation. Aluminosilicates with intersecting 10- and 12-ring channels are particularly interesting as selective catalysts. Many porous materials, especially zeolites, form only nanosized powders and(More)
Porosity and chirality are two of the most important properties for materials in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Inorganic microporous materials such as zeolites have been widely used in ion-exchange, selective sorption/separation and catalytic processes. The pore size and shape in zeolites play important roles for specific applications. Chiral(More)
The synthesis of crystalline microporous materials containing large pores is in high demand by industry, especially for the use of these materials as catalysts in chemical processes involving bulky molecules. An extra-large-pore silicoaluminophosphate with 16-ring openings, ITQ-51, has been synthesized by the use of bulky aromatic proton sponges as organic(More)
A novel 3D calcium-based metal-organic framework based on a naphthalene diimide chromophore has been synthesized which displays a unique doubly interpenetrated 7-connected net with total point symbol of {3(6)·4(9)·5(6)}. Excellent thermal stability and reversible photochromic properties have been observed in this compound.