Solvent-free synthesis of zeolites from anhydrous starting raw solids.


Development of sustainable routes for synthesis of zeolites is very important because of wide applications of zeolites at large scale in the fields of catalysis, adsorption, and separation. Here we report a novel and generalized route for synthesis of zeolites in the presence of NH4F from grinding the anhydrous starting solid materials and heating at 140-240 °C. Accordingly, zeolites of MFI, BEA*, EUO, and TON structures have been successfully synthesized. The presence of F(-) drives the crystallization of these zeolites from amorphous phase. Compared with conventional hydrothermal synthesis, the synthesis in this work not only simplifies the synthesis process but also significantly enhances the zeolite yields. These features should be potentially of great importance for industrial production of zeolites at large scale in the future.

DOI: 10.1021/ja5124013

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@article{Wu2015SolventfreeSO, title={Solvent-free synthesis of zeolites from anhydrous starting raw solids.}, author={Qinming Wu and Xiaolong Liu and Longfeng Zhu and Lihong Ding and Pan Gao and Xiong Wang and Shuxiang Pan and Chaoqun Bian and Xiangju Meng and Jun Xu and Feng Deng and Stefan Maurer and Ulrich Mueller and Feng-Shou Xiao}, journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society}, year={2015}, volume={137 3}, pages={1052-5} }