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Themed collection In honour of Professor Xu Ruren for his forty-year contribution in zeolitic materials research

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Review Article

Ultrafast synthesis of zeolites: breakthrough, progress and perspective

An ultrafast route was established to synthesize industrially important zeolites in several minutes, which represents a breakthrough in the field of zeolite synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast synthesis of zeolites: breakthrough, progress and perspective
Open Access Research Article

Transmission electron microscopy as an important tool for characterization of zeolite structures

This review presents various TEM techniques including electron diffraction, high-resolution TEM and scanning TEM imaging, and electron tomography and their applications for structure characterization of zeolite materials.

Graphical abstract: Transmission electron microscopy as an important tool for characterization of zeolite structures
Research Article

Utilizing an effective framework to dye energy transfer in a carbazole-based metal–organic framework for high performance white light emission tuning

By introducing dyes into a MOF, a white-light-emitting luminophor was obtained based on effective framework to dye energy transfer mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Utilizing an effective framework to dye energy transfer in a carbazole-based metal–organic framework for high performance white light emission tuning
Research Article

A hierarchical zeolitic Murray material with a mass transfer advantage promotes catalytic efficiency improvement

A rationally designed hierarchical zeolitic Murray material exhibited highly enhanced mass transfer and terrific catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: A hierarchical zeolitic Murray material with a mass transfer advantage promotes catalytic efficiency improvement
Research Article

Synthesis and structure of a CDO zeolite precursor with a high Al content

A new high-silica (Si/Al = 8.7) CDO zeolite precursor has been synthesized using tetraethylammonium and tetramethylammonium ions in fluoride media.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structure of a CDO zeolite precursor with a high Al content
Research Article

MOF–cation exchange resin composites and their use for water decontamination

Cation exchange resin–ZIF-8 composite beads were prepared and used for the decontamination of water from dye and medical pollutants.

Graphical abstract: MOF–cation exchange resin composites and their use for water decontamination
Research Article

A flexible metal–organic framework with adaptive pores for high column-capacity gas chromatographic separation

A new zinc pyrazolyl-carboxylate framework with multi-mode and adaptive flexibility has been synthesized for efficient gas chromatographic separations.

Graphical abstract: A flexible metal–organic framework with adaptive pores for high column-capacity gas chromatographic separation
Research Article

Zeolite framework functionalisation by tuneable incorporation of various metals into the IPC-2 zeolite

The incorporation of metals into the IPC-2 zeolite framework was performed. Synthesised materials were tested in catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Zeolite framework functionalisation by tuneable incorporation of various metals into the IPC-2 zeolite
Research Article

Hydrothermal synthesis of Sn-Beta zeolites in F-free medium

Sn-Beta zeolites, with high Sn content and smaller crystal size, hydrothermally synthesized in F-free medium using N-cyclohexyl-N,N-dimethylcyclohexanaminium hydroxide as the structure-directing agent with the assistance of Na+ and seed, are highly active as Lewis acid catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Hydrothermal synthesis of Sn-Beta zeolites in F−-free medium
Research Article

Morphology control of ZSM-5 zeolites and their application in Cracking reaction of C4 olefin

Different morphologies at different sizes were successfully obtained with thirty five types of additives and evaluated in the cracking reaction of C4 olefin.

Graphical abstract: Morphology control of ZSM-5 zeolites and their application in Cracking reaction of C4 olefin
Research Article

Carbon nanodots in ZIF-8: synthesis, tunable luminescence and temperature sensing

A new hybrid material CNDs@ZIF-8 with tunable luminescence and temperature-responsive photoluminescence has been synthesized by a low temperature-calcination method. An approximate white light has been achieved by combining the blue emission of ZIF-8 framework and the high yellow emission of CNDs.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanodots in ZIF-8: synthesis, tunable luminescence and temperature sensing
Research Article

Fluorescent sensors based on AIEgen-functionalised mesoporous silica nanoparticles for the detection of explosives and antibiotics

AIEgen-functionalised mesoporous silica nanoparticles can be used for the detection of explosives and antibiotics based on a FRET mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent sensors based on AIEgen-functionalised mesoporous silica nanoparticles for the detection of explosives and antibiotics
Research Article

Magnetic mesoporous TiO2 microspheres for sustainable arsenate removal from acidic environments

Unique magnetic mesoporous TiO2 microspheres exhibit superior arsenate removal performance and high stability in acidic environments.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic mesoporous TiO2 microspheres for sustainable arsenate removal from acidic environments
Research Article

An efficient synthetic route to accelerate zeolite synthesis via radicals

A highly efficient radical-route is developed to accelerate the synthesis of zeolites via sodium persulfate by generating hydroxyl radicals.

Graphical abstract: An efficient synthetic route to accelerate zeolite synthesis via radicals
Research Article

A novel synthetic strategy of Fe-ZSM-35 with pure framework Fe species and its formation mechanism

A novel two-step crystallization process of Fe-ZSM-35 zeolite was designed, and analyzed by UV resonance Raman spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: A novel synthetic strategy of Fe-ZSM-35 with pure framework Fe species and its formation mechanism
Research Article

Coordination-supported organic polymers: mesoporous inorganic–organic materials with preferred stability

A simple and versatile strategy is developed for the synthesis of coordination-supported organic polymers(COPs) via coordination between Al3+ and 5-amino-8-hydroxyquinoline together with organic imine- or imide-based polycondensation.

Graphical abstract: Coordination-supported organic polymers: mesoporous inorganic–organic materials with preferred stability
Research Article

Direct reduction of oxygen gas over dendritic carbons with hierarchical porosity: beyond the diffusion limitation

Direct activation of oxygen gas is achieved over dendritic carbons, resulting in an ultra-high current density without a diffusion plateau.

Graphical abstract: Direct reduction of oxygen gas over dendritic carbons with hierarchical porosity: beyond the diffusion limitation
Research Article

New insights into the di-n-propylamine (DPA) molecule as an organic structural directing agent (OSDA) in the crystallization of AlPO4-11 molecular sieve

Di-n-propylamine (DPA) molecules induce the transformation from 4/6-MR chains to a 2D layered structure and then to 3D crystals of AlPO4-11 molecular sieves.

Graphical abstract: New insights into the di-n-propylamine (DPA) molecule as an organic structural directing agent (OSDA) in the crystallization of AlPO4-11 molecular sieve
Research Article

Identification of the key factor promoting the enrichment of chiral polymorph A in zeolite beta and the synthesis of chiral polymorph A highly enriched zeolite beta

The acidity of the initial mixture is the key factor promoting the enrichment of chiral polymorph A in zeolite beta.

Graphical abstract: Identification of the key factor promoting the enrichment of chiral polymorph A in zeolite beta and the synthesis of chiral polymorph A highly enriched zeolite beta
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About this collection

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to present this collection of articles dedicated to Professor Xu Ruren for his forty-year contribution in zeolitic materials research.

Professor Xu Ruren, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is an internationally recognized expert in zeolites and related micro/nano-porous materials, making significant contributions in leading the scientific research in China to the advanced world level in those areas. In order to recognize Professor Xu’s contribution, as well as to highlight the rapid developments of nanoporous materials nowadays, this themed collection will aim to showcase the most recent and important research findings in the synthesis, characterization and applications of inorganic nanoporous structures, providing a global vision of the advanced researches from leading scientists.

Guest Editors are Jihong Yu (Jilin University) and Avelino Corma (University of Valencia).

More articles will be added as soon as they are published.

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