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This article outlines the importance of zeolite synthesis and their unique physicochemical characteristics promoting advanced applications. The main strategies for preparation of zeolites including organic-template assisted, organic-template free and alternative procedures are considered for synthesis of crystallites offering control and fine-tuning of their properties. Besides, rational design of zeolites with pre-determined structure, porosity, size, morphology, and composition are more viable by studying carefully the chemical and physical parameters controlling the zeolite synthesis and understanding the crystallization mechanism. Finally, a particular attention to the preparation of zeolites with nanosized dimensions and their utilization in innovative applications including photovoltaic, medicine and holographic sensors are presented.
Zaaeour, M. et al. (2014) Progress in Zeolite Synthesis Promotes Advanced Applications. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials1 Vol. 189, May, pp. 11–21. doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2013.08.014