Exfoliation of two-dimensional zeolites in liquid polybutadienes

Sanket Sabnis, Vijesh A. Tanna, Chao Li, Jiaxin Zhu, Vivek Vattipalli, Stephen S. Nonnenmann, Guan Sheng, Zhiping Lai, H. Henning Winter, Wei Fan

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Layered zeolite precursors were successfully exfoliated by brief shearing or sonication with the assistance of commercially available telechelic liquid polybutadienes at room temperature. The exfoliated zeolite nanosheets can form a stable suspension in an organic solvent, providing exciting potential for the fabrication of zeolite membranes, composite materials and hierarchical zeolites.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7011-7014
Number of pages4
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number52
StatePublished - 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, and Office of Basic Energy Sciences under award number DE-SC0001004 and US National Science Foundation (CMMI-1334460).


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