Gel-Free Secondary Growth of Uniformly Oriented Silica MFI Zeolite Films and Application for Xylene Separation

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  • Dr. Tung Cao Thanh Pham,

    1. Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Center for Microcrystal Assembly, Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea)
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  • Thanh Huu Nguyen,

    1. Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Center for Microcrystal Assembly, Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Dr. Kyung Byung Yoon

    Corresponding author
    1. Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Center for Microcrystal Assembly, Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea)
    • Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Center for Microcrystal Assembly, Department of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea)
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  • This work was supported by the Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (KCAP) located in Sogang University funded by MSIP through the National Research Foundation of Korea (grant number 2012M1A2A2671784 and grant number 2012R1A2A3A01009806). We thank Yonsei-Carl Zeiss Advanced Imaging Center for LSCM measurements, KBSI (Daejeon) for Focused Ion Beam (FIB) cutting, and Jiyun Lee for the help in drawing Figures 1 and 2.

Abstract

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Zeolite membranes: A promising method is reported for the fabrication of oriented silica MFI zeolite films (see picture; TPAOH=tetrapropylammonium hydroxide). The films synthesized by using this method exhibit an outstanding performance for the separation of p- and o-xylene.

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