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Zeolite synthesis in hydrated silicate ionic liquids

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Hydrated alkali silicate ionic liquids (HSIL) were prepared by hydrolysis of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) in alkali hydroxide–water mixtures, inducing coacervation and phase separation. The resulting optically clear, homogenous silicate ionic liquid offers exceptional potential for monitoring zeolite crystallisation. This enhanced synthesis route provides access to analysis of speciation, mechanistic details of zeolite formation, and brings organic-template-free zeolite synthesis by design within reach.

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Submitted
25 Nov 2014
Accepted
02 Dec 2014
First published
02 Dec 2014

Faraday Discuss., 2015,179, 437-449
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Zeolite synthesis in hydrated silicate ionic liquids

L. van Tendeloo, M. Haouas, J. A. Martens, C. E. A. Kirschhock, E. Breynaert and F. Taulelle, Faraday Discuss., 2015, 179, 437
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00234B

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