Zeolites Fit For A Crown: Probing Host-Guest Interactions with Thermogravimetric Methods

07 December 2018, Version 1
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Through a combination of thermogravimetry, mass spectrometry and differential thermal analysis, we demonstrate for the first time that all four zeolites show experimental differences in their host-guest interactions with 18C6. In addition, we have estimated the kinetics of 18C6 decomposition, which is a technique that has not been applied to zeolites previously. Using these findings as a toolkit, a more rational use of OSDAs can be utilised to prepare designer zeolites. Furthermore, the new methodologies presented herein can be applied to current zeolites, such as MFI-type zeolites used in the petrochemical industry.


thermogravimetry techniques
thermogravimetry measurements
host-guest interactions

Supplementary materials

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