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The "Holey" Grail: Zeolites and Molecular Sieves: Mark E. Davis and Raul F. Lobo, New Members of Chemistry of Materials’ 1k Club

Davis, Mark E. and Lobo, Raul F. and Toro, Carlos and Buriak, Jillian M. (2018) The "Holey" Grail: Zeolites and Molecular Sieves: Mark E. Davis and Raul F. Lobo, New Members of Chemistry of Materials’ 1k Club. Chemistry of Materials, 30 (16). pp. 5519-5520. ISSN 0897-4756. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02658.

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As part of our continuing series of discussions with the authors of papers in Chemistry of Materials that have been cited more than 1000 times, we (CM) interviewed Prof. Mark E. Davis (MED) to talk about his 1992 review, “Zeolite and molecular sieve synthesis” (Figure 1).(1) The review has been consistently cited since publication through today (35–60 citations/year, without exception), underlining the relevance of the authors’ perspective of the field, both of that time and into the future.(2) The enduring strength of the review lies partly with its thoughtful synopsis of the history of zeolites and textbook-like, highly readable definition and description of zeolites, followed by a detailed review of synthetic approaches. The review focused on what was known about molecular assembly to template the formation of these porous materials, an area that still has many open and unanswered questions. The papers citing this 1992 review would also serve as a very helpful introduction for new researchers to the evolution and present state-of-the-art of the field of zeolite and molecular sieve synthesis.

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Additional Information:© 2018 American Chemical Society. Published: August 28, 2018.
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Official Citation:The “Holey” Grail: Zeolites and Molecular Sieves. Carlos Toro and Jillian M. Buriak. Chemistry of Materials 2018 30 (16), 5519-5520. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02658
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