Enantioselective adsorption in achiral zeolites

Titus S. Van Erp, Tom P. Caremans, David Dubbeldam, Ana Martin-Calvo, Sofia Calero, Johan A. Martens

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(Figure Presented) Minority excluded: If mixtures of chiral compounds are adsorbed in Al-substituted MFI zeolite containing nonframework cations, a process occurs that ultimately might be used for enantioseparation. If one enantiomer is present in excess it will organize the nearby cations, which in turn influence all other cations through long-range interaction, such that all adsorption sites become effectively chiral. This suppresses the minority enantiomer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3010-3013
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorption
  • Chirality
  • Computational chemistry
  • Enantioselectivity
  • Zeolites

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