New mechanism for the nucleation and growth of large zeolite X crystals in the presence of triethanolamine.


EaStChem, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9ST, UK. [Email]


Large octahedral zeolite X crystals nucleate inside preformed spherical particles at the interface between an amorphous core and a shell of zeolite P nanorods. Triethanolamine enhances the sphere formation and is involved in the growth of zeolite X crystals.