Ferrierite (FER framework topology) is a well-known aluminosilicate zeolite mineral. An understanding of the structure and properties of FER remains important because of its role as a catalyst in commercial reactions. For example, it is important in the petrochemical industry, where it has been used as a shape selective catalyst for the production of isobutene. The thermal behavior of this phase (in its high silica form) was recently studied by Bull et al , while its compressibilty has never been investigated before. The high pressure (HP) behavior of synthetic high silica zeolite ferrierite (FER) was investigated by means of in-situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, with the aim to understand the P-induced deformation mechanism. The microporous material was sinthesized starting from pure silica and pyridine and propyl-amine as structure directing agents. Here we report the preliminary results on the compressibility of the as synthesized phase. The study of the compressibility of the calcined one will be carried out in the following steps of the project.The crystal structure of ferrierite is built up of rings of fivecornershared SiO4 tetrahedra (known as five-membered ringsor 5MRs) building units, which form layers in the ab plane.The layers are connected to form a matrix of 10MR channels running parallel to the c axis, which are intersected by 8MR channels running parallel to the b axis. Six-membered rings connect the 10MRs alongthe c axis direction. The HP diffraction experiments were performed at BM01a beamline (ESRF), at the fixed wavelength of 0.71 Å, using a modified Merril- Basset DAC and a mixture of methanol- ethanol and water (16:3:1) as penetrating P-transmitting medium. The powder patterns were collected from Pamb to 6.2 GPa. Some patterns were also measured upon pressure release up to Pamb, to check the reversibility of the compression effects. The unit cell parameters were refined by means of Rietveld method. The main results of this study are: 1) No complete X-ray amorphization is observed up to about 6.6 GPa; 2) No abrupt change of the elastic behavior is observed in the whole pressure range. Between Pamb and 6.2 GPa the reduction of the cell parameter are 4%, 5% and 6% for a, b and c respectively, accounting for a volume reduction of about 14 %. 3) The bulk modulus obtained using a second order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state and data weighted by the uncertainties in P and V was K0 = 30.1(3) GPa. This compressibility determined in m.e.w. is one of the highest when compared with other natural and synthetic zeolites studied with “penetrating” aqueous media , . 4) The P-induced effects on as-syntehsized ferrierite structure are completely reversible.
High-pressure behavior of high silica ferrierite / Arletti, R.; Quartieri, ; S, .; Vezzalini, Maria Giovanna. - In: ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA. SECTION A, FOUNDATIONS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. - ISSN 0108-7673. - STAMPA. - A67(2011), pp. 243-244. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XXII Congress of International Union of Crystallography tenutosi a Madrid nel 22-30 August 2011.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Titolo:||High-pressure behavior of high silica ferrierite|
|Autore/i:||Arletti, R.; Quartieri, ; S, .; Vezzalini, Maria Giovanna|
|Rivista:||ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA. SECTION A, FOUNDATIONS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY|
|Titolo del libro:||Atti del XXII Congress of International Union of Crystallography|
|Citazione:||High-pressure behavior of high silica ferrierite / Arletti, R.; Quartieri, ; S, .; Vezzalini, Maria Giovanna. - In: ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA. SECTION A, FOUNDATIONS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. - ISSN 0108-7673. - STAMPA. - A67(2011), pp. 243-244. ((Intervento presentato al convegno XXII Congress of International Union of Crystallography tenutosi a Madrid nel 22-30 August 2011.|
|Tipologia||Abstract in Rivista|
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