Improving Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase via Selective Removal of Structural Defects.

@article{Prodinger2016ImprovingSO,
  title={Improving Stability of Zeolites in Aqueous Phase via Selective Removal of Structural Defects.},
  author={Sebastian Prodinger and Miroslaw A Derewinski and Aleksei Vjunov and Sarah D. Burton and Ilke Arslan and Johannes A Lercher},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={138 13},
  pages={4408-15}
}
Missing silicon-oxygen bonds in zeolites are shown to be the cause for structural instability of zeolites in hot liquid water. Their selective removal drastically improved their structural stability as demonstrated using zeolite beta as example. The defects in the siloxy bonds were capped by reaction with trimethylchlorosilane, and Si-O-Si bonds were… CONTINUE READING