Synthesis of a Single-Crystalline Macroporous Layered Silicate from a Macroporous UTL-Type Zeolite and Its Accelerated Intercalation

Yusuke Asakura, Naoki Kawaura, Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Masakazu Koike, Hiroaki Wada, Atsushi Shimojima, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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    A single-crystalline macroporous layered silicate was obtained for the first time. Firstly, UTL-type zeolite with macropores was prepared hydrothermally under the presence of acetylene black as a macropore template and the subsequent calcination to remove the template. Double four-membered ring (d4r) units in the UTL framework were selectively dissolved to yield a layered silicate with macropores. Intercalation of tetrabutylammonium ions into the macroporous layered silicate is accelerated if compared with that into the same silicate without macropores, indicating the effectiveness of macropores due to easy diffusion. The layered silicate with macropores was converted into PCR-type zeolite with macropores, a hierarchically micro- and macroporous material, through interlayer condensation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11022-11029
    Number of pages8
    JournalChemistry - A European Journal
    Issue number46
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 16



    • hierarchical structure
    • intercalation
    • porous materials
    • silicates
    • zeolites

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    • Chemistry(all)

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