News from the Structure Commission

2003 - 2004

20-Dec-2004 George Kokotailo (1919-2004)
    The Structure Commission was very sad to learn of the death of George Kokotailo on October 27, 2004. George was a consultant to the original Structure Commission of the IZA. For 34 years, he was a productive materials science researcher with the Mobil Oil Company, Paulsboro, NJ, and for much of this time taught physics in the evenings at Drexel University. His main research interest was in zeolite structure, and he is probably best known for his part in the solution of the structure of ZSM-5. During his career, he received several honors, including the prestigious Alexander von Humbolt Fellowship. His enthusiasm for his work and his generosity to generations of students will be sorely missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. This is the way many of us will remember George:
8-Nov-2004 Four new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  (Information on all of these framework types can be found in the Database of Zeolite Structures)

  CDO Type material: CDS-1



  Ikeda, T., Akiyama, Y., Oumi, Y., Kawai, A. and Mizukami, F.
"The topotactic conversion of a novel layered silicate into a new framework zeolite"
Ang. Chem., Int. Ed., 43, 4892-4896 (2004)
      Isotype: MCM-65
        Dorset, D.L. and Kennedy, G.J.
"Crystal structure of MCM-65: an alternative linkage of Ferrierite layers"
J. Phys. Chem. B, 108, 15216-15222 (2004)
      Isotype: UZM-25
        Broach, R.W.
private communication
  GIU Type material: Giuseppettite
        Bonaccorsi, E.
"The crystal structure of giuseppettite, the 16-layer member of the cancrinite-sodalite group"
Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 73, 129-136 (2004)
  SFO Type material: SSZ-51
        Morris, R. E., Burton, A., Bull, L. M. and Zones, S. I.
"SSZ-51 - A new aluminophosphate zeotype: synthesis, crystal structure, NMR, and dehydration"
Chem. Mater., 16, 2844-2851 (2004)
  SOS Type material: SU-16
        Li, Y. and Zou, X.
"SU-16: the first 3D open-framework borogermanate shows a novel zeolite topology"
15-Sep-2004 Five new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  (Information on all of these framework types can be found in the Database of Zeolite Structures)

  MAR Type material: Marinellite
        Bonaccorsi, E. and Orlandi, P.,
"Marinellite, a new feldspathoid of the cancrinite-sodalite group",
Eur. J. Mineral., 15, 1019-1027 (2004)
  OBW Type material: OSB-2

Cheetham, A.K., Fjellvåg, H., Gier, T.E., Kongshaug, K.O., Lillerud, K.P. and Stucky, G.D.,
"Very open microporous materials: from concept to reality",
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 135, 158 (2001)

Lillerud, K.P., private communication

  RRO Type material: RUB-41
        Wang, Y., Marler, B., Gies, H. and Müller, U.,
"RUB-41, synthesis and structure of a new medium-pore size all silica zeolite useful for the effective separation of light hydrocarbons by adsorption",
  RWR Type material: RUB-24

Marler, B., Ströter, N. and Gies, H.,
"The structure of RUB-24, Si32O64, a new pure silica zeolite obtained by condensation of an intercalated layer silicate",
Recent Research Reports, 14th IZC, Cape Town, South Africa, 15-16 (2004)

Marler, B., Ströter, N. and Gies, H., private communication

  UTL Type material: IM-12
        Harbuzaru, B., Paillaud, J.-L., Patarin, J. and Bats, N.,
"Extra-large-pore zeolites with two-dimensional channels formed by 14- and 12-rings",
Science, 304, 990-992 (2004)
      Isotype: ITQ-15
        Corma, A., Dîaz-Cabañas, M.J., Rey, F., Nicolopoulus, S. and Boulahya, K.,
"TQ-15: The first ultralarge pore zeolite with a bi-directional pore system formed by intersecting 14- and 1-ring channels, and its catalytic implications",
Chem. Commun., 1356-1357 (2004)
18-Jun-2004 The Atlas of Zeolite Framework Types in the Database of Zeolite Structures
    now contains live 3D drawings of the frameworks - check it out!

you can choose how the framework is displayed (ball-and-stick, stick, wire frame)you can rotate, zoom and translate the framework yourself
you can measure distances and angles

21-May-2004 A prototype database of hypothetical frameworks has just gone online
    courtesy of Martin Foster and Mike Treacy at Arizona State University
19-May-2004 At the 14th IZC in Cape Town (April 2004), the Structure Commission
    welcomed four new members
      Allen Burton
Doug Dorset
Russell Morris
Mike O'Keeffe
    and thanked four retiring members for their service
      Gilberto Artioli
Ann Chippindale
Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve
Paul Wright
  The officers of the Structure Commission remain
    Michael M.J. Treacy, Chairperson
Henk van Koningsveld, Co-chairperson
  In an attempt to rationalize the letter combinations that are used in framework type codes to designate numbers in new type materials
    the Structure Commission has drawn up a list that will be used in future code assignments.
30-Jan-2004 Seven new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  (Information on all of these framework types can be found in the Database of Zeolite Structures)

  ETR Type material: ECR-34
        Strohmaier, K.G. and Vaughan, D.E.W.,
"Structure of the first silicate molecular sieve with 18-ring pore openings, ECR-34",
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 16035-16039 (2003)
  IWR Type material: ITQ-24
        Castaneda, R., Corma, A., Fornes, V., Rey, F. and Rius, J.,
"Synthesis of a new zeolite structure ITQ-24, with intersecting 10- and 12-membered ring pores",
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 7820-7821 (2003)
  NPO Type material: Lithium hydrogen oxonitridophosphate chloride (oxonitridophoshpate-1)
        Correll, S., Oeckler, O., Stock, N. and Schnick, W.,
"LixH12-x-y+z P12OyN24-y Cl-z - An oxonitridophosphate with a zeolitelike framework structure composed of 3-rings",
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 42, 3549-3552 (2003)
  PON Type material: IST-1
        Jorda, J.L., McCusker, L.B., Baerlocher, Ch., Morais, C.M., Rocha, J., Fernandez, C., Borges, C., Lourenco, J.P., Ribeiro, M.F. and Gabelica, Z.,
"Structure analysis of the novel microporous aluminophosphate IST-1 using synchrotron powder diffraction data and HETCOR MAS NMR",
Microporous Mesoporous Mat. 65, 43-57 (2003)
  SSY Type material: SSZ-60
        Burton, A. and Elomari, S.,
"SSZ-60: a 12-ring analogue of ZSM-23",
Chem. Commun., submitted
  USI Type material: IM-6
        Josien, L., Simon Masseron, A., Gramlich, V., Patarin, J. and Rouleau, L.,
"Synthesis and crystal structure of IM-6, a new open framework cobalt-gallium phosphate with ten- and twelve-membered pore openings",
Chem. Eur. Journal 9, 856-861 (2003)
  UOZ Type material: IM-10
        Mathieu, Y., Paillaud, J.-L., Caullet, P. and Bats, N.,
"Synthesis and characterisation of IM-10: a new microporous silicogermanate with a novel topology",
Microporous Mesoporous Mat., submitted
3-Aug-2003 Six new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  ITH Type material: ITQ-13
        Corma, A., Puche, M., Rey, F., Sankar, G. and Teat, S.J.,
"A zeolite structure (ITQ-13) with three sets of medium pore crossing channels formed by 9 and 10-rings",
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
42, 1156-1159 (2003)
  ITW Type material: ITQ-12

Barrett, P.A., Boix, T., Puche, M., Olson, D.H., Jordan, E., Koller, H. and Camblor, M.A.,
"ITQ-12: a new microporous silica polymorph and its potential for light hydrocarbon separations",
Chem. Commun. (2003) advance article available online

  IWW Type material: ITQ-22
        Corma, A., Rey, F., Valencia, S., Jorda, J.L. and Rius, J.,
"A zeolite with interconnected 8-, 10- and 12-ring pores and its unique catalytic selectivity",
Nature Materials
2, 493-497 (2003)
  RWY Type material: UCR-20
        Zheng, N., Bu, X., Wang, B. and Feng, P.,
"Microporous and photoluminescent chalcogenide zeolite analogs",
298, 2366-2369 (2002)
  SFH Type material: SSZ-53
        Burton, A., Elomari, S., Chen, C.Y., Medrud, R.C., Chan, I.Y., Bull, L.M., Kibby, C., Harris, T.V., Zones, S.I. and Vittoratos, E.S.
" SSZ-53 and SSZ-59: two novel extra-large pore zeolites",
Chemistry: a Eur. Journal
9, 5737-5748 (2003)
  SFN Type material: SSZ-59
        Burton, A., Elomari, S., Chen, C.Y., Medrud, R.C., Chan, I.Y., Bull, L.M., Kibby, C., Harris, T.V., Zones, S.I. and Vittoratos, E.S.
" SSZ-53 and SSZ-59: two novel extra-large pore zeolites",
Chemistry: a Eur. Journal
9, 5737-5748 (2003)
3-Jul-2003 Over 100 new references have been added to the Database of Zeolite Structures
    The lists of related materials for each of the framework types in the IZA-SC web database have been extended to include some new designations and/or chemical compositions. If you know of any that are not yet included, please send the information to Lynne McCusker (
10-Feb-2003 Three new framework types have been approved
  NAB Type material: Nabesite
        Petersen, O.V., Giester, G., Brandstätter, F. and Niedermayr, G.,
" Nabesite, Na2BeSi4O10.4H2O, a new mineral species from the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland",
Can. Mineral.
40, 173-181 (2002)
  SFG Type material: SSZ-58
        Burton, A., Elomari, S., Medrud, R.C., Chan, I.Y., Chen, C.-Y., Bull, L.M. and Vittoratos, E.S.,
" The synthesis, characterization and structure solution of SSZ-58: a novel two-dimensional 10-ring pore zeolite with previously unseen double 5-ring subunits",
J. Am. Chem. Soc..
125, 1633-1642 (2003)
  UFI Type material: UZM-5
        Blackwell, C.S., Broach, R.W., Gatter, M.G., Holmgren, J.S., Jan, D.-Y., Lewis, G.J., Mezza, B.J., Mezza, T.M., Miller, M.A., Moscoso, J.G., Patton, R.L., Rohde, L.M., Schoonover, M.W., Sinkler, W., Wilson, B.A. and Wilson, S.T.,
" Open framework materials synthesized in the TMA+/TEA+ mixed template system: the new low Si/Al ratio zeolites UZM-4 and UZM-5",
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
42, 1737-1740 (2003)
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