Encapsulation of a fragrance molecule in zeolite X

Rumeysa Tekin, Nurcan Bac, Juliusz Warzywoda, Albert Sacco

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Nanotechnological approach has recently been introduced into fragrance applications. One of these strategies involves encapsulation of fragrances in zeolites to tailor products with controlled release properties. In this study, encapsulation/release of a fragrance molecule, triplal, has been studied using zeolite X as a fragrance carrier. Two phase-pure zeolite X products with different average particle diameters 20 μm and 4 μm were synthesized hydrothermally. The desorption kinetics of triplal in these two different zeolite X products was investigated to determine the effect of the particle size on the desorption process. The first order three-stage kinetics model results indicated that larger crystals had slightly lower desorption rate constants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
StatePublished - Jun 6 2015


  • Adsorption-desorption
  • Encapsulation
  • Faujasite
  • Fragrance
  • Zeolite X


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