By Ch. Baerlocher
Zeolite scientists, whether or not they are operating in synthesis, catalysis, characterization or program improvement, use the Atlas of Zeolite Framework Types as a reference. It describes the most positive aspects of all the proven zeolite framework constructions, and provides references to the proper fundamental structural literature. because the final version 34 extra framwork varieties were authorized and are defined during this new version. one other new characteristic might be that attribute construction devices might be indexed for every of the framework types.
Zeolites and their analogs are used as desiccants, as water softeners, as shape-selective acid catalysts, as molecular sieves, as concentrators of radioactive isotopes, as blood clotting brokers, or even as ingredients to animal feeds. lately, their suitability as hosts for nanometer spacing of atomic clusters has additionally been tested. those various purposes are a mirrored image of the attention-grabbing constructions of those microporous fabrics. every time a new zeolite framework constitution is suggested, it truly is tested by means of the constitution fee of the overseas Zeolite organization (IZA-SC), and whether it is chanced on to be particular and to comply to the IZA-SC's definition of a zeolite, it really is assigned a 3-letter framework variety code. This code is a part of the reliable IUPAC nomenclature for microporous fabrics. The Atlas of Zeolite Framework kinds is largely a compilation of knowledge for every of those proven framework kinds. those facts contain a stereo drawing displaying the framework connectivity, gains that symbolize the idealized framework constitution, a listing of fabrics with this framework sort, details at the kind fabric that was once used to set up the framework variety, and stereo drawings of the pore openings of the sort fabric.
* transparent stereo drawings of every of the framework types
* Description of the good points of the framework sort, permitting readers to fast see if the framework style is appropriate to their needs
* References to isotypic fabrics, readers can fast determine similar fabrics and seek advice definitely the right reference