A titanosilicate pillared MFI zeolite (abbreviated as Si/Ti-PMFI) has been synthesized by sequential infiltration of a mixed tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and tetrabutyl orthotitanate (TBOT) solvent into and hydrolysis of the TEOS/TBOT solvent entrapped between the multilamellar MFI layers. The Ti-species present in the titanosilicate pillars, acid sites supplied by the framework Al-O(H)-Si sites in MFI layers, and mesoporosity collectively endow Si/Ti-PMFI with efficient adsorption assisted photocatalytic functionality, which was exemplified by the degradation of methyl orange (MO) in water. The synthesis of Si/Ti-PMFI zeolites containing Al-O(H)-Si acid sites within MFI layers and Ti-sites between layers diversified the structure, physicochemical properties, and catalytic functionality of hierarchical lamellar zeolites. The Si/Ti-PMFI lamellar zeolites were studied as adsorptive catalysts for photocatalysis, especially when bulky molecules are involved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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