Microporous zeolites have pores of molecular dimension that can stabilize desired chemical pathways but may also introduce mass-transfer limitations. Now, synthesis protocols allow for greater control of catalyst active-site location via elemental zoning, enabling an alternative strategy to reduce mass-transfer limitations and consequently improve catalyst performance for methanol-to-hydrocarbon reactions.
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Bukowski, B.C. In the zeolite zone. Nat Catal 6, 222–223 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-023-00926-3