Recent advances in zeolite chemistry and catalysis
Guest editors Bert M. Weckhuysen and Jihong Yu introduce the Recent Advances in Zeolite Chemistry and Catalysis issue of Chemical Society Reviews
Potential and challenges of zeolite chemistry in the catalytic conversion of biomass
This review emphasizes the progress, potential and future challenges in zeolite catalysed biomass conversions and relates these to concepts established in existing petrochemical processes.
Recent advances of pore system construction in zeolite-catalyzed chemical industry processes
Recent advances in zeolite-catalyzed industrial processes have been comprehensively reviewed with a careful classification and a detailed theoretical analysis.
Probing zeolites by vibrational spectroscopies
This review addresses the most relevant aspects of vibrational spectroscopies (IR, Raman and INS) applied to zeolites and zeotype materials: acidity, basicity and site accessibility investigated by probes molecules; precise determination of the IR absorption coefficients; thermodynamic aspects of molecular adsorption; space and time resolved experiments.
Fluid catalytic cracking: recent developments on the grand old lady of zeolite catalysis
Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is one of the major conversion technologies in the oil refinery industry, and the largest commercial catalytic process that uses zeolite materials.
The formation and degradation of active species during methanol conversion over protonated zeotype catalysts
Studies leading to the current understanding of the initial and final stages of the methanol to hydrocarbon (MTH) reaction are reviewed.
Zeolite membranes – a review and comparison with MOFs
The latest developments in zeolite and MOF membranes are reviewed, with an emphasis on synthesis techniques. Industrial applications, hydrothermal stability, polymer-supported and mixed matrix membranes are some of the aspects discussed.
Phosphorus promotion and poisoning in zeolite-based materials: synthesis, characterisation and catalysis
Complex interactions between phosphorus and zeolites are related to several promotional and poisoning effects in zeolite catalysis.
Tailoring and visualizing the pore architecture of hierarchical zeolites
This review provides an overview of the different synthesis methods and microscopy techniques for tailoring and visualizing the pore architecture of hierarchical zeolites.
Nanosized microporous crystals: emerging applications
This review highlights recent developments in the synthesis and unconventional applications of nanosized microporous crystals including framework (zeolites) and layered (clays) type materials.
Advances in theory and their application within the field of zeolite chemistry
Advances in theory and their application in the field of zeolite chemistry and their rich applications are reviewed. The role of a broad range of theoretical methods to address the most challenging problems within zeolite science is highlighted.
The ADOR mechanism for the synthesis of new zeolites
The ADOR method enables the synthesis of novel zeolitic structures via exploiting structural weakness present in some zeolites.
Design of Lewis-acid centres in zeolitic matrices for the conversion of renewables
We review preparative approaches to introduce Lewis-acid centres in zeolites, underlining the structure–performance relationship and highlighting directions to design improved materials of practical relevance.
Recent advances in automotive catalysis for NOx emission control by small-pore microporous materials
The current understanding of the structure–function relationship of small-pore microporous materials for NH3 selective catalytic reduction of NOx is reviewed.
Synthesis of new zeolite structures
The advances in the synthesis of new zeolite structures in the past decade are presented, which are achieved by utilization of the synthetic strategies primarily based on pre-designed SDAs, heteroatom substitution, and topotactic transformations.
About this collection
Chemical Society Reviews is delighted to present its themed issue on Zeolite Chemistry and Catalysis, guest edited by Bert Weckhuysen and Jihong Yu. This issue will provide a consolidated overview of the recent advances in the broad areas relating to synthesis and characterisation of zeolite structures, the application of spectroscopic, scattering and theoretical methods within the field of zeolite chemistry, adsorption and diffusion in zeolites and zeolite catalysis. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.