Advanced Materials

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

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  • 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.

Abstract

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.

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