Hydrothermal synthesis of new pure beryllophosphate molecular sieve phases from concentrated amines

H. Zhang, M. Chen, Z. Shi, X. Bu, Y. Zhou, X. Xu, D. Zhao

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A few new pure beryllophosphate molecular sieves have been hydrothermally synthesized by using concentrated amines such as triethylene tetramine, polyethylene polyamine, piperazine, and pyridine as structure-directing agents. The structures of these compounds were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Their structures are similar to the zeolite gmelinite, gismondine, and ABW frameworks, named BePO4-GME, BePO4-GIS, and BePO4-ABW, respectively. BePO4-GME is the first instance of phosphate with GME topology. The organic template was found in the 12-membered ring channels running along [001]; the thermal analysis indicates that the inorganic framework collapses above 400°C after the removal of the template. BePO4-GIS is a new beryllophosphate, which has three-dimensional, intersecting 8-membered ring channels along the crystallographic [001], [010], and [111] directions. In the concentrated amines system these resulting compounds have similar structural characterizations: Their frameworks that are built up from the connection of BeO4 and PO4 tetrahedra all have a 4.8.8 network and can be viewed as built from a different number of cross-linked chains (threes for BePO4-GME and fours for BePO4-GIS and BePO4-ABW). Crystal data for BePO4-GME1: trigonal, space group P1c, a = 13.056(8), b = 13.056(8), c = 9.485(6) Å, V = 1400(2) Å3, Z = 12, R1 = 0.0513, Rw = 0.1519. Crystal data for BePO4-GIS: monoclinic, space group C2/c, a = 13.514(2), b = 9.0119(10), c = 9.6357(11) Å, β = 134.507(2)°, V = 836.9(2) Å3, Z = 4, R1 = 0.0460, Rw = 0.1455. Crystal data for BePO4-ABW: orthorhombic, space group Pna21, a = 8.7173(8), b = 8.5889(8), c = 4.9673(5) Å, V = 371.91(6) Å3, Z = 4, R1 = 0.0304, Rw = 0.0805.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2042-2048
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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