The Zeolite Cage Structure

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Science  07 Mar 1986:
Vol. 231, Issue 4742, pp. 1093-1099
DOI: 10.1126/science.231.4742.1093


Zeolites are typically aluminosilicates whose framework structures have pores of molecular dimensions. They are widely used as ion exchangers and sorbents and in hydrocarbons conversion catalysis and separations. Recent zeolite research has focused on widening the scope of synthetic procedures, on further exploiting zeolites in commercial processes, and on applying modern characterization techniques to unraveling the complexities of zeolite structural properties.