Ultrafast synthesis of *BEA zeolite without the aid of aging pretreatment

Jie Zhu, Zhendong Liu, Sohei Sukenaga, Mariko Ando, Hiroyuki Shibata, Tatsuya Okubo, Toru Wakihara

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The present study focuses on the ultrafast synthesis of *BEA zeolite, which constitutes one of the most industrially important zeolites. A pure *BEA phase was successfully synthesized within 10 min at 210 °C by carefully tuning the composition of the initial reactant mixture. To date, the ultrafast synthesis of several industrially important zeolites is achieved with the aid of aging pretreatment, followed by high temperature hydrothermal treatment. In this study, we first demonstrated the 10-min synthesis of *BEA zeolite employing organic structure-directing agents (OSDAs), without any aging process. The employment of sealed pipe reactor in conjunction with the optimization of chemical composition of starting materials are critical in obtaining pure *BEA phase in a short time. The fast-synthesized *BEA zeolite possesses properties that are similar to those synthesized by conventional hydrothermal synthesis methods in terms of crystallinity and micropore volume. A comprehensive investigation on the effects of various parameters on the seed-assisted crystallization of *BEA zeolite was also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 15


  • *BEA zeolite
  • Aging
  • Ultrafast synthesis
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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