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ISRN Materials Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 789525, 24 pages
Review Article

Direct Synthesis of Functional Zeolitic Materials

Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 46022 Valencia, Spain

Received 25 September 2012; Accepted 25 October 2012

Academic Editors: L. Chang, D. Chicot, E. J. Nassar, and H. Saxén

Copyright © 2012 Manuel Moliner. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recently, the direct synthesis of zeolitic materials has received much attention because several well-defined functionalities have been introduced in those materials by “one-pot” methodologies. The rationalization of the physics and chemistry of the processes involved in the zeolite growth has allowed the direct preparation of different functional molecular sieves with unique properties and potential applicability in industry. In the present paper, the “one-pot” preparations of metal-containing zeolites (both in framework and extra-framework positions), hybrid organic-inorganic molecular sieves, hierarchical microporous mesoporous zeotypes, nanosheets, nanozeolites, or template-free molecular sieves are intensively evaluated.