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Dehydration mechanism of AlPO4-5: A high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study

Dehydration mechanism of AlPO4-5: A high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study
We present the results of a study on the thermal stability and dehydration dynamics of the porous aluminophosphate AlPO4-5, from room temperature to 850 °C, carried out by in situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction experiments. No phase transitions were observed in the investigated T range. Due to the very low interactions among framework and water molecules, dehydration is already complete at 152 °C. It occurs in two main T ranges, one between 60 and 80 °C and the second one between 90 and 120 °C. During these two stages, the cell volume tends to increase to facilitate the water release. Overall, across the full explored T range, the cell volume increase is only 0.84%, indicating that AlPO4-5 is one of the most rigid zeolite frameworks studied to date. Specifically, after complete dehydration at 200 °C, AlPO4-5 undergoes a negative thermal expansion as a consequence of the decrease in both a and c cell parameters. The expansion coefficients for V, a and c cell parameters, in the 152–850 °C range, are αV = −7.12 (10−6/K), αa = −2.5 (10−6/K), αc = −2.2 (10−6/K), respectively.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S1387181117307230

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