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Layered zeolite materials and methods related thereto

United States Patent

August 6, 2013
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A novel oxide material (MIN-I) comprising YO.sub.2; and X.sub.2O.sub.3, wherein Y is a tetravalent element and X is a trivalent element, wherein X/Y=O or Y/X=30 to 100 is provided. Surprisingly, MIN-I can be reversibly deswollen. MIN-I can further be combined with a polymer to produce a nanocomposite, depolymerized to produce predominantly fully exfoliated layers (MIN-2), and pillared to produce a pillared oxide material (MIN-3), analogous to MCM-36. The materials are useful in a wide range of applications, such as catalysts, thin films, membranes, and coatings.
Tsapatsis; Michael (Minneapolis, MN), Maheshwari; Sudeep (Cambridge, MA), Bates; Frank S. (St. Louis Park, MN), Koros; William J. (Atlanta, GA)
Regents of the University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
12/ 741,178
November 4, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with support of the United States Government under National Science Foundation Contract CTS-0403574 and Department of Energy Award No, DE-FG26-04NT42119. The Government has certain rights in this invention.