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Recent progress in the direct synthesis of hierarchical zeolites: synthetic strategies and characterization methods

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Abstract

Hierarchically structured zeolites combine the merits of microporous zeolites and mesoporous materials to offer enhanced molecular diffusion and mass transfer without compromising the inherent catalytic activities and selectivity of zeolites. This short review gives an introduction to the synthesis strategies for hierarchically structured zeolites with emphasis on the latest progress in the route of ‘direct synthesis’ using various templates. Several characterization methods that allow us to evaluate the ‘quality’ of complex porous structures are also introduced. At the end of this review, an outlook is given to discuss some critical issues and challenges regarding the development of novel hierarchically structured zeolites as well as their applications.

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Submitted
13 Apr 2017
Accepted
06 Jun 2017
First published
16 Jun 2017

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2195-2212
Article type
Review Article

Recent progress in the direct synthesis of hierarchical zeolites: synthetic strategies and characterization methods

Z. Liu, Y. Hua, J. Wang, X. Dong, Q. Tian and Y. Han, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 2195
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00168A

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