Ionothermal Synthesis of an Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieve with 20-Ring Pore Openings (pages 5367–5370)
Ying Wei, Zhijian Tian, Hermann Gies, Renshun Xu, Huaijun Ma, Renyan Pei, Weiping Zhang, Yunpeng Xu, Lei Wang, Keda Li, Bingchun Wang, Guodong Wen and Liwu Lin
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201000320
Open for business: The first aluminophosphate molecular sieve with 20-ring pore openings has been synthesized ionothermally using a co-structure-directing agent (see figure; H white, C turquoise, N blue). The new material has a -CLO framework and excellent stability in comparison to the GaPO4 analogue cloverite. These characteristics indicate its potential applications in separation, catalysis, and gas storage.