Formation of colloidal hydroxy-sodalite nanocrystals by the direct transformation of silicalite nanocrystals

Jianfeng Yao, Huanting Wang*, Kyle R. Ratinac, Simon P. Ringer

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Abstract

The synthesis and the experimental results of colloidal SDA-free hydroxy-sodalite nanocrystals by transformation of silicalite nanocrystals, are presented. Colloidal silicalite suspension is treated in an alkaline solution in the presence of zeolites and hydroxy-sodalite to form hydroxy-sodalite. the resultant hydroxy-sodalite nanocrystal possess a smaller average size as compares with the starting silicalite nanocrystals. This SDA-free hydroxy-sodalite nanocrystals is expected to be useful for fabricating nanostructured porous materials and nanocomposite membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1396
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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