ZEOLITES

Rational design of zeolite catalysts

The identification of organic structure-directing agents capable of tailoring the physicochemical properties of microporous materials has remained a challenge. Now, a unique methodology to design organic mimics of reaction intermediates provides a route to optimize the selectivity of zeolite catalysts.

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Fig. 1: Reaction-adapted zeolites for enhanced methanol-to-olefin selectivity.

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Rimer, J.D. Rational design of zeolite catalysts. Nat Catal 1, 488–489 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-018-0114-5

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