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Incorporation of Brazilian Diatomite in the Synthesis of An MFI Zeolite

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Laboratório de Peneiras Moleculares, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, 59078-970 Natal, Brazil
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Instituto de Tecnología Química (Universitat Politécnica de València – CSIC), 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Laboratorio de Sólidos Porosos, Instituto de Física Aplicada, CONICET-Universidad Nacional de San Luis, San Luis C.P. 5700, Argentina
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Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Actualized address: Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), 13083-970 Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Actualized address: Institute of Chemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 91501-970 Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Academic Editors: Bénédicte Lebeau and T. Jean Daou
Molecules 2019, 24(10), 1980; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24101980
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 17 April 2019 / Accepted: 23 April 2019 / Published: 23 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microporous/Mesoporous Inorganic Materials)
The need for greener procedures is a fact to reduce residues, to decrease industrial costs, and to accomplish the environmental agreements. In an attempt to address this question, we propose the addition of a natural resource, Brazilian diatomite, to an MFI zeolite traditional synthesis. We have characterized the resulting product with different techniques, such as X-ray diffraction, microscopy, and gas sorption, and, afterwards, we evaluate the greenness of the process by the Green Star method. The results were promising: We obtained the desired topology in the form of small crystallites aggregated and a pore diameter of 0.8 nm. In conclusion, the product has the necessary characteristics for an adsorption or catalytic future tests and escalation to industrial production. View Full-Text
Keywords: diatomite; MFI zeolite; microporous material; alternative sources diatomite; MFI zeolite; microporous material; alternative sources
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Vinaches, P.; Schwanke, A.J.; Lopes, C.W.; Souza, I.M.S.; Villarroel-Rocha, J.; Sapag, K.; Pergher, S.B.C. Incorporation of Brazilian Diatomite in the Synthesis of An MFI Zeolite. Molecules 2019, 24, 1980. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24101980

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Vinaches P, Schwanke AJ, Lopes CW, Souza IMS, Villarroel-Rocha J, Sapag K, Pergher SBC. Incorporation of Brazilian Diatomite in the Synthesis of An MFI Zeolite. Molecules. 2019; 24(10):1980. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24101980

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Vinaches, Paloma; Schwanke, Anderson J.; Lopes, Christian W.; Souza, Iane M.S.; Villarroel-Rocha, Jhonny; Sapag, Karim; Pergher, Sibele B.C. 2019. "Incorporation of Brazilian Diatomite in the Synthesis of An MFI Zeolite" Molecules 24, no. 10: 1980. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24101980

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