Inclusion Chemistry with Zeolites: Nanoscale Materials by Design

  • Norman Herron
  • David R. Corbin

Part of the Topics in Inclusion Science book series (TISC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lloyd Abrams, David R. Corbin
    Pages 1-46
  3. Raul F. Lobo, Stacey I. Zones, Mark E. Davis
    Pages 47-78
  4. Cecil Dybowski
    Pages 113-136
  5. Neil J. Henson, Anthony K. Cheetham
    Pages 137-158
  6. Kenneth J. Balkus Jr., Alexei G. Gabrielov
    Pages 159-184
  7. Dirk E. De Vos, Peter P. Knops-Gerrits, Rudy F. Parton, Bert M. Weckhuysen, Peter A. Jacobs, Robert A. Schoonheydt
    Pages 185-213
  8. V. Ramamurthy, Nicholas J. Turro
    Pages 239-282
  9. Nick P. Blake, Galen D. Stucky
    Pages 299-324
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 325-340

About this book


Zeolites, with their crystalline microporous structures, are cordial hosts to a wide variety of guests. However, it was the abrupt and unexpected departure of one of these guests (water) from a host (stilbite) on heating which led Cronstedt, in 1756, to coin the term "zeolite" (from the Greek meaning "boiling stone") to describe this material. Since that time, approximately 40 different naturally-occurring zeolites have been discovered on earth. Recent studies of meteorite compositions have shown that these guest-host materials (e. g. , sodalite) occur in other parts of the universe as well. However, it wasn't until the twentieth century that synthetic routes to zeolites and other non-aluminosilicate molecular sieves were discovered. In addition, with the development of X-ray diffraction and the various spectroscopies, better understanding of the nature of the cavities, cages, and channels of these materials has led to the industrial exploitation of their guest-host properties. The world of zeolites has now expanded into a greater than 2 billion pound per year business, with major applications in detergent formulations, catalysis, and as adsorbents and desiccants. Their economic impact is difficult to determine; however, the improvement in gasoline yields alone (from catalytic cracking) must account for hundreds ofbillions ofdollars in increased GDP. In this volume, we have brought together a sampling of recent developments in various areas of guest-host or inclusion chemistry in zeolites.


Metall Organometallic chemistry X-Ray chemistry crystal diffraction nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman Herron
    • 1
  • David R. Corbin
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research and Development Experimental StationDuPont CompanyWilmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4057-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0119-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-6732
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