Synthesis of Zeolite L. Tuning Size and Morphology
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- Ruiz, A., Brühwiler, D., Ban, T. et al. Monatshefte für Chemie (2005) 136: 77. doi:10.1007/s00706-004-0253-z
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A convenient synthesis of zeolite L is presented. The size of the crystals can be tuned between 30 and 6000 nm, spanning a volume range of seven orders of magnitude. The zeolite L crystals, which typically feature a cylindrical morphology, are synthesized with various aspect ratios ranging from elongated to disc-shaped. The importance of obtaining zeolite crystals with well-defined size and morphology is discussed in view of potential applications of zeolite L containing organic dye molecules as guests.