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Diffusion Study by IR Micro-Imaging of Molecular Uptake and Release on Mesoporous Zeolites of Structure Type CHA and LTA
Faculty of Physics and Earth Science, University of Leipzig, Linnéstr. 5, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, Bergstrasse 66, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon 305-701, Korea
Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 305-701, Korea
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Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 12 June 2013 / Accepted: 17 June 2013 / Published: 4 July 2013
Abstract: The presence of mesopores in the interior of microporous particles may significantly improve their transport properties. Complementing previous macroscopic transient sorption experiments and pulsed field gradient NMR self-diffusion studies with such materials, the present study is dedicated to an in-depth study of molecular uptake and release on the individual particles of mesoporous zeolitic specimens, notably with samples of the narrow-pore structure types, CHA and LTA. The investigations are focused on determining the time constants and functional dependences of uptake and release. They include a systematic variation of the architecture of the mesopores and of the guest molecules under study as well as a comparison of transient uptake with blocked and un-blocked mesopores. In addition to accelerating intracrystalline mass transfer, transport enhancement by mesopores is found to be, possibly, also caused by a reduction of transport resistances on the particle surfaces.
Keywords: mesoporous zeolites; IR micro-imaging; diffusion; surface barriers; NaCaA; SAPO-34; paraffins; olefins
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Bonilla, M.R.; Titze, T.; Schmidt, F.; Mehlhorn, D.; Chmelik, C.; Valiullin, R.; Bhatia, S.K.; Kaskel, S.; Ryoo, R.; Kärger, J. Diffusion Study by IR Micro-Imaging of Molecular Uptake and Release on Mesoporous Zeolites of Structure Type CHA and LTA. Materials 2013, 6, 2662-2688.
Bonilla MR, Titze T, Schmidt F, Mehlhorn D, Chmelik C, Valiullin R, Bhatia SK, Kaskel S, Ryoo R, Kärger J. Diffusion Study by IR Micro-Imaging of Molecular Uptake and Release on Mesoporous Zeolites of Structure Type CHA and LTA. Materials. 2013; 6(7):2662-2688.
Bonilla, Mauricio R.; Titze, Tobias; Schmidt, Franz; Mehlhorn, Dirk; Chmelik, Christian; Valiullin, Rustem; Bhatia, Suresh K.; Kaskel, Stefan; Ryoo, Ryong; Kärger, Jörg. 2013. "Diffusion Study by IR Micro-Imaging of Molecular Uptake and Release on Mesoporous Zeolites of Structure Type CHA and LTA." Materials 6, no. 7: 2662-2688.