Catalysis Letters

, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp 133–139 | Cite as

Evidence from computational chemistry for the existence of a new zeolitic catalyst

  • D. E. Akporiaye
  • S. D. Pickett
  • A. K. Nowak
  • J. M. Thomas
  • A. K. Cheetham


On the basis of both computed energy and a specific crystallographic strategy recently formulated (Akporiaye and Price, submitted 1988 [12]) we advance reasons for the existence of a new type of zeolitic structure related to zeolite ECR-1 (Leonowicz and Vaughan [4]). Although ECR-1 and the new structure have identical projections along one axis, the new structure differs from the former in that it cannot be regarded as made up of recurrent, integrown strips of mordenite and mazzite. Rather it consists of two different structural components. We also predict the corresponding X-ray diffractograms; and show that several other types of related zeolitic structures are expected to exist.


Physical Chemistry Zeolite Catalysis Structural Component Mordenite 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Akporiaye
    • 1
  • S. D. Pickett
    • 1
  • A. K. Nowak
    • 1
  • J. M. Thomas
    • 1
  • A. K. Cheetham
    • 1
  1. 1.Davy Faraday Research LaboratoryThe Royal InstitutionLondonUK

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