Calorimetric insights into the synthesis of templated materials

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Major recent advances: In situ calorimetric studies of zeolite synthesis have been performed under conditions where the growing templated zeolite remains in contact with its aqueous solution. Nanoparticles form first, then aggregate to form the zeolite. As surface area decreases, hydroxyl ions begin to desorb from the shrinking surface of the growing crystals, raising the pH, causing a shift from exothermic to endothermic enthalpy of reaction, and slowing the completion of synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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