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Synthesis Processes of Nanoporous Solids

ByP. Cool, V. Meynen, and E.F. Vansant

Sincethe„rstdiscoveryofmicroporouszeolites,the„eldofporousmaterialshasbecomeafastgrowing„eld,withrapidprogressinawiderangeof materials.Zeolitesareamongthebest-knownexamples.However,duetothe increasinginterestintheprocessingoflargebulkymolecules,alotofresearch isperformedonmesoporousmaterials.Thischapterdescribestheevolutionofporousmaterials towardanewgenerationofmaterials withbimodal porosity.Furthermore,differentsynthesisroutesaredescribedfortheformation of materials that combine mesopores with zeolite characteristics.