Structure elucidation of the highly active titanosilicate catalyst Ti-YNU-1

Juanfang Ruan, Peng Wu, Ben Slater, Osamu Terasaki

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Between the sheets: The structure of the titanosilicate Ti-YNU-1 reveals a much larger spacing along the c axis between the MWW sheets than its lamellar precursor and 3D Ti-MWW (see picture). Formation of twelve-membered rings would explain this cell expansion, which results in increased steric accessibility and may explain the higher catalytic activity of Ti-YNU-1 relative to other titanosilicates. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6719-6723
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes


  • Layered compounds
  • Silicates
  • Structure elucidation
  • Titanates
  • Zeolite analogues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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