Database of Zeolite Structures
 

Framework Type MER
Reference Material
  Material Name: Merlinoite    
 
Chemical Formula:
 
|K5Ca2 (H2O)24 | [Al9Si23O64]-MER
 
   
Unit Cell:§
 
orthorhombic

 I m m m (# 139)
    a' = 14.1160 Å b' = 14.2290 Å c' = 9.9460 Å  
    α' = 90.000° β' = 90.000° γ' = 90.000°  
(Relationship to unit cell of Framework Type: a' = b' = a, c' = c)
   
Framework Density:
 
16.0 T/1000 Å3
 
 
Channels:
 
[100] 8 3.1 x 3.5* <-> [010] 8 2.7 x 3.6* <-> [001] {8 3.4 x 5.1* + 8 3.3 x 3.3*}
Dimensionality
  Sorption (molecular cross section > 3.4Å): 1-dimensional
  Topological (pore opening > 6-ring): 3-dimensional
   
References:
  Passaglia, E., Pongiluppi, D. and Rinaldi, R.
  "Merlinoite, a new mineral of the zeolite group"
N. Jb. Miner. Mh., , 355-364 (1977)
Material name:   Merlinoite
Chemical formula:   [Al9Si23O64]-MER
  § Galli, E., Gottardi, G. and Pongiluppi, D.
  "The crystal structure of the zeolite merlinoite"
N. Jb. Miner. Mh., , 1-9 (1979)
 
 
Name and Code derivation:
    Merlinoite
  MER
 
 
§ Chemical Formula and Unit Cell taken from the reference marked with this sign
Limiting Rings
 
8-ring viewed along [100]

8-ring viewed along [010]

8-ring viewed along [001]

2nd 8-ring viewed along [001]