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Zeolite ZSM-5 with Unique Supermicropores Synthesized Using Mesoporous Carbon as a Template


  • The authors are grateful to the EPSRC for financial support. Supplementary Information is available from the authors or online from Wiley Interscience.


A nanocasting route that utilizes well-ordered mesoporous carbon as a solid template can be used to synthesize zeolite ZSM-5 with unique supermicropores. By changing the nature of the mesoporous carbon template, the textural properties of the zeolite can be varied, and as the Figure shows, the mesoporous MZSM-5 zeolites are made up of nanocrystallites.

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