Self-Pillared, Single-Unit-Cell Sn-MFI Zeolite Nanosheets and Their Use for Glucose and Lactose Isomerization

Limin Ren, Qiang Guo, Prashant Kumar, Marat Orazov, Dandan Xu, Saeed M. Alhassan, K. Andre Mkhoyan, Mark E. Davis, Michael Tsapatsis

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Abstract

Single-unit-cell Sn-MFI, with the detectable Sn uniformly distributed and exclusively located at framework sites, is reported for the first time. The direct, single-step, synthesis is based on repetitive branching caused by rotational intergrowths of single-unit-cell lamellae. The self-pillared, meso- and microporous zeolite is an active and selective catalyst for sugar isomerization. High yields for the conversion of glucose into fructose and lactose to lactulose are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10848-10851
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume54
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • layered materials
  • nanosheets
  • self-pillared structures
  • zeolite

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