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Preparation of Aluminosilicate Ferrierite Zeolite Nanosheets with Controllable Thickness in the Presence of a Sole Organic Structure Directing Agent

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College of Biology and Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang Shuren University, Hangzhou 310015, China
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College of Biological, Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Jiaxing University, Jiaxing 314001, China
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Pharmaceutical and Material Engineering School, Jinhua Polytechnic, Jinhua 321000, China
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Molecules 2020, 25(4), 771; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25040771 (registering DOI)
Received: 11 January 2020 / Revised: 6 February 2020 / Accepted: 8 February 2020 / Published: 11 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Zeolitic Microporous Materials and Their Applications)
Preparation of aluminosilicate ferrierite (FER) zeolite nanosheets with controllable thickness in the presence of a sole organic ammonium is attractive, but still challenging. In this report, with the employment of N,N-diethyl-cis-2,6-dimethylpiperidinium (DMP) as both a structure directing agent and crystal growth inhibitor, aluminosilicate FER zeolite nanosheets, with a variety of crystal thicknesses, ranging from 6 to 200 nm, are successfully synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. Very interestingly, the amount of DMP in the starting gel is the key factor for crystal thickness control of aluminosilicate FER zeolite nanosheets. The obtained FER products, with different thicknesses, are well characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), N2 sorption, thermogravimetric analysis (TG), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), and magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) techniques. This simple strategy might provide a novel avenue for the synthesis of other zeolite nanosheets with controllable thickness. View Full-Text
Keywords: aluminosilicate FER zeolite; morphology control; nanosheet; organic ammonium aluminosilicate FER zeolite; morphology control; nanosheet; organic ammonium
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Xu, H.; Yu, Y.; Zhu, L.; Bian, C.; Zhai, H.; Tong, J.; Wu, H.; Shen, C. Preparation of Aluminosilicate Ferrierite Zeolite Nanosheets with Controllable Thickness in the Presence of a Sole Organic Structure Directing Agent. Molecules 2020, 25, 771.

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