Synthesis of highly c-oriented AFI membranes by epitaxial growth

Enping Hu, Yi Li Winnie Huang, Qi Yan, Dapeng Liu, Zhiping Lai*

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The growth behavior between the two isomorphs of AFI type zeolite molecular sieves, AlPO-5 and SAPO-5 was studied. It was found that epitaxial growth of AlPO-5 from SAPO-5 seed layers led to preferential growth along the in-plane directions. Based on this interest finding, compact and highly c-oriented AFI membranes were successfully synthesized through a modified seeded growth procedure. The membrane quality was inspected by DC polarization test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • AlPO-5
  • Orientation
  • Seeded growth
  • Zeolite membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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