Synthesis of hierarchical zeolites and their catalytic properties

Zeolites are crystalline microporous aluminosilicates with many exciting properties and high number of large-scale industrial applications in adsorption and particularly in catalysis. This project will be focused on the synthesis of novel two-dimensional zeolites by direct methods including preparation of special organic templates as well as by post-synthetic methods. The structure of two-dimensional materials, their chemical and textural properties will be investigated using a combination of diffraction, microscopic, adsorption and spectroscopic fingerprints (XRD, SEM, TEM, FTIR, NMR, UV-vis, adsorption). The materials prepared will be optimized to achieve high activities / selectivities in various organic reactions. This PhD study will be performed in cooperation with theoretical chemists.
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