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The influence of intrapore cation on the fluorination of zeolite Y

DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2020.110470 DOI Help

Authors: Daniel S. Parsons (University of Birmingham; Diamond Light Source) , David C. Apperley (Durham University) , Andrew Ingram (University of Birmingham) , Joseph A. Hriljac (University of Birmingham; Diamond Light Source)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Microporous And Mesoporous Materials

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2020

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Abstract: The influence of the intrapore cation on the fluorination of zeolite Y from dilute fluoride solutions has been studied, revealing fluoride reacts with the zeolite framework in the presence of a Brønsted acid to form [SiO3F] and [AlO3F] moieties. 29Si{1H} Cross-polarised MAS NMR indicates the reaction proceeds by the substitution of surface hydroxide moieties for fluoride. The fluorination reaction is strongly influenced by the nature of the intrapore cation. Intrapore Brønsted acids facilitate fluorination of the framework by in situ ion-exchange, releasing the acidic ions to the zeolite surface. The fluorination reaction may be further promoted by the presence of intrapore alkaline earth cations (viz. Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+ and Ba2+). The conclusions of this work are significant to the preparation of fluorinated zeolite catalysts, the application of zeolites in defluoridation and the labelling of zeolite-based tracers with 18F for application in positron imaging techniques.

Journal Keywords: Zeolite; Fluoride; Fluorination; Defluoridation; Silanol

Subject Areas: Chemistry


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