publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Zeolites – From curiosity to cornerstone

Thomas Maschmeyer; Anthony F. Masters;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2011 Journal: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, volume 142, pages 423-438 (issn: 1387-1811, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract The term “zeolite” was first coined about 250 years ago by Cronstedt. However, the field of zeolite chemistry lay almost dormant for some nineteen decades thereafter, until the discovery of synthetic zeolites by Barrer and Milton – one of the pivotal episodes that made zeolites into a technological cornerstone of our age. The story is as fascinating as it is complex. In particular, the historical perspective, regarding some of the key events, might not always be easily accessible to younger researchers or students just starting out in the field. Therefore, here, we try and offer a balanced, but necessarily selective and personal overview of the context ...
free text keywords: General Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, General Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Curiosity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Epistemology, Cornerstone, Chemistry
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