Influence of tetrahydrofuran (THF) in the synthesis of zeolite ZK-5

L. J. Garces, B. Hincapie, X. Shen, V. D. Makwana, D. R. Corbin, A. Sacco, S. L. Suib

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ZK-5 (KFI) molecular sieve was synthesized in the K2O:SrO: Al2O3:SiO2:160 H2O:THF system using conventional hydrothermal heating. Effect of tetrahydrofuran (THF) was investigated. Products were characterized by XRD, TGA, FESEM, EDX and TPD-MS. THF influences the crystallinity and crystal size of ZK-5. The molar ratio of THF/Al2O3 from 0.4 to 1.0 gives the best results in terms of crystallinity (measured by XRD) and purity for the prepared ZK-5. Crystal size of ZK-5 zeolite is reduced by the presence of THF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Molecular sieves
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
  • ZK-5


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