Distinct features of organosilyl-grafted pendant groups attached in the RUB-18 interlayer space.

Two distinct methods to graft the silylating agent 3-cyanopropyltriclorosilane (CN) in the interlayer space of the layered silicate Na-RUB-18, with composition Na2Si8O17.nH2O, are described. The organosilylation was carried out by reflux and solvent evaporation methodologies, using the intercalated surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium after sodium exchange as… CONTINUE READING