Hierarchical SAPO-11 preparation in the presence of glucose

Zhen Liu, Lingjing Liu, Hao Song, Chuangye Wang, Wei Xing, Sridhar Komarneni, Zifeng Yan

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Glucose was used as a mesoporous structure directing agent to synthesize hierarchical porous silicoaluminophosphate molecular sieves with AEL topology (SAPO-11). Nanosized SAPO-11 with numerous mesopores were confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and N2 adsorption-desorption analysis. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transimission electron microscopy (TEM) are employed to reveal that inter-crystallinic meso-structures were formed from the aggregation of nanosized crystallites. A proposed mesopore construction mechanism by the addition of glucose is presented based on Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and CHNS analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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