Special Issue "Zeolites and Mesoporous Materials: Properties and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.
Interests: IR study; quantum chemical calculations; zeolites; acid sites; transition metal cations: Cu and Co
Interests: silicate chemistry; vibrational spectroscopy; zeolites; aluminosilicates; geopolymers; heavy metal immobilization; glassy and amorphous state; sorption processes
Zeolites and mesoporous materials are important from the scientific and application research point of view. The main applications of zeolites and mesoporous materials span such fields as heterogeneous catalysts in the petrochemical and other industry; biomass upgrading and the production of fine chemicals; water softening and purification; environmental pollution control; gas separation, purification and storage; agriculture and aquaculture; medicine and biotechnology; deactivation and immobilization of hazardous substances; as well as nano-photonic and nano-sensor devices. The reasons for such versatile applications in many industrial processes are the unique properties of microporous zeolites and nanoporous materials, such as channel system, uniform pore dimensions, shape selectivity, resistance to coke formation, chemical, thermal and hydrothermal stability. Zeolites are also very interesting subject of fundamental research due to crystalline structure and of well defined structure. Therefore the structural, spectroscopic studies and quantumchemical calculations are possible for these materials.
Research reports making a relevant contribution to any of these (or related) fields will be welcome in this Special Issue of Molecules. Also welcome are reports on novel methods of synthesis, which could be needed to obtain materials in a specific form, optimize particle size, crystallinity or dimensionality for some specialized applications of zeolites. The papers concerning the structural, and spectroscopic studies as well as of quantuchemical calculations are also welcomed.
Prof. Jerzy Datka
Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Mozgawa
Prof. Dorota Rutkowska-Zbik
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- Crystalline aluminosilicates
- Mesoporous materials
- Catalysis Spectroscopy (IR, NMR etc.)