Pillared randomly interstratified clay as a highly heat-stable catalytic solid


  • We thank Prof. Shigeto Kanaoka (Institute for Comparative Pottery, Chukyo Junior College) for kindly supplying the rectorite and helpful discussions, and the Ishida Foundation for financial support of this work.


Communication: Catalytic interstratified clays with a thermal stability equal to that of zeolites have recently been produced based on the unfortunately rare rectorite clay. Here, a synthetic alternative to pillared rectorite is presented, which exhibits both a higher catalytic activity and thermal stability and is based on synthetic mica–montmorillonite.