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A sponge-like small pore zeolite with great accessibility to its micropores

Abstract : Small pore zeolites, due to pore size constraint, have limited applications. Post-modification on the materials is therefore important to widen their use. A CHA-type zeolite (SSZ-13) with unique sponge-like structure is obtained by fluoride leaching. The development of macroporosity started from the crystal surfaces and continued progressively into the crystal by prolonging treatment. Nitrogen physisorption measurements showed an increase in micropore volume and specific surface area as a consequence of the dissolution of low crystalline part of the zeolite. The impact of etching on the accessiblity through the pore network, evaluated by means of breakthrough experiments of CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 binary mixtures, showed an improved accessibility thanks to the interconnected macropores which shortens the diffusion pathlength. The set of experimental data shows the sponge-like SSZ-13 crystals retaining the intrinsic zeolitic properties but having an improve accessibility and crystallinity.
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Kok-Giap Haw, Simona Moldovan, Lingxue Tang, Zhengxing Qin, Qianrong Fang, et al.. A sponge-like small pore zeolite with great accessibility to its micropores. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020, 7 (11), pp.2154-2159. ⟨10.1039/D0QI00261E⟩. ⟨hal-03034214⟩



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