Following the crystallization of microporous solids using EDXRD techniques

Andrew T. Davies, Gopinathan Sankar*, C. Richard A Catlow, Simon M. Clark

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Energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDXRD) techniques are applied to study the development of crystalline phases during the synthesis of microporous materials. We present data for both zeolite A and AlPO-5 systems. We explore the effects of template concentration and of temperature. The measured activation energy for zeolite A of ∼58 kJ mol-1 accords well with that observed for other silicate systems. The kinetics revealed by our study accord with the nucleation/growth model of the Avrami-Erofeev treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10115-10120
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes


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