Chung, J., Granja, I., Taylor, M.G., Mpourmpakis, G., Asplin, J.R., and Rimer, J.D.: “Molecular Modifiers Reveal a Mechanism of Pathological Crystal Growth Inhibition”
Nature 536 (2016) 446-450, DOI:10.1038/nature19062 [Link]

  • UH News Articles: University of Houston [Link], Cullen College of Engineering [Link]
  • Pitt News Articles: University of Pittsburgh [Link], Swanson College of Engineering [Link]
  • Featured article in US News & World Report [Link] and in [Link]
  • News in the Houston Chronicle [Link] and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Link]
  • Announcements: EurekAlert [Link], Daily Mail [Link], Science Daily [Link], Health Day [Link], ….
  • Article metrics (Nature website): [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Nquyen, T.Q., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: Antimalarials Inhibit Hematin Crystallization by Unique Drug-surface Site Interactions
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114 (2017) 7531-7536, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1700125114 [Link]

  • Selected for Spotlight in ACS Chemical Biology [Link]
  • News article posted by the Cullen College of Engineering [Link]

Chawla, A., Li, R., Jain, R., Clark, R.J., Sutjianto, J.G., Palmer, J.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Cooperative Effects of Inorganic and Organic Structure-Directing Agents in ZSM-5 Crystallization
Submitted (2017)

  • Invited for Themed Issue on “Advances in Directed Self-Assembly”

Li, R., Smolyakova, A., Maayan, G., Rimer, J.D.: Designed Peptoids as Tunable Modifiers of Zeolite Crystallization
Submitted (2017)

Shen, Y., Le, T.T., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Optimized Synthesis of ZSM-11 Catalysts using 1,8-Diaminooctane as a Structure-Directing Agent
Submitted (2017)

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Reactions in Confined Spaces”

Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: Early Onset of Kinetic Roughening due to Finite Step Width in Hematin Crystallization
Submitted (2017)

Oleksiak, M.D., Muraoka, K., Hsieh, M.F., Conato, M.T., Shimojima, A., Okubo, T., Chaikittisilp, W., Rimer, J.D.: “Organic-Free Synthesis of a Highly Siliceous Faujasite Zeolite with Spatially-Biased Q4(nAl) Si Speciation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017) In Press, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702672 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for back cover

Olafson, K.N., Nguyen, T.Q., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Deconstructing Quinoline-Class Antimalarials to Identify Fundamental Physicochemical Properties of Hematin Crystal Growth Inhibitors
Chem. Eur. J (2017) In Press, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201702251 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for frontispiece

Aseem, Jeba, G.G., Conato, M.T., Rimer, J.D., Harold, M.P.: “Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts: Steady State Multiplicity and Catalyst Durability
Chem. Eng. J. (2017) Accepted 

Chung, J., Sosa, R., Rimer, J.D.: Elucidating the Effects of Polyprotic Acid Speciation in Calcium Oxalate Crystallization
Cryst. Growth Des. 17 (2017) 4280-4288, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00608 [Link]

Alamani, B.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Molecular Modifiers of Kidney Stones
Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 26 (2017) 256-265, DOI: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000330 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Mineral Metabolism”

Hsieh, M.F., Zhou, Y., Thirumalai, H., Grabow, L.C., Rimer, J.D.: “Ag-promoted Dehydroaromatization of Ethylene over ZSM-5 Catalysts
ChemCatChem 9 (2017) 1675-1682, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201700192 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Catalysis for New Energy Technology”

Shete, M.H., Kumar, M., Kim, D., Rangnekar, N., Xu, D., Topuz, B., Agrawal, K.V., Karapetrova, E., Stottrup, B., Al-Thabaiti, S., Basahel, S. Narasimharao, K., Rimer, J.D., Tsapatsis, M.: “Nanoscale Control of Homoepitaxial Growth on a 2-Dimensional Zeolite
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (2017) 535-539, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607063 [Link]

  • Selected as VIP article
  • Artwork selected for front cover

Rimer, J.D., Kolbach-Mandel, A.M., Ward, M.D., Wesson, J.A.: “The Role of Macromolecules in the Formation of Kidney Stones
Urolithiasis 45 (2017) 57-74, DOI: 10.1007/s00240-016-0948-8 [Link]

  • Invited for Special Issue on “Physico-chemical, Biochemical and Biological Mechanisms of Stone Formation”

Hwang, A., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D., Bhan, A.: “Implications of Methanol Disproportionation on Catalyst Lifetime for Methanol-to-olefins Conversion by HSSZ-13
J. Catal. 346 (2017) 154-160, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2016.12.003 [Link]

Ketchum, M.A., Lee, A.M., Vekilov, P.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Biomimetic Assay for Hematin Crystallization Inhibitors: A New Platform to Screen Antimalarial Drugs
Cryst. Growth Des. 17 (2017) 197-206, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01424 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I., Qin, W., Rimer, J.D.: “Tuning Zeolite Precursor Interactions by Switching the Valence of Polyamine Modifiers
Langmuir 32 (2016) 11888-11898, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03212 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Alamani, B.G., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Engineering Crystal Modifiers: Bridging Classical and Nonclassical Crystallization
Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 8453-8465, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03550 [Link]

  • Invited perspective article for the Up & Coming Series
  • Artwork selected for cover

Oleksiak, M.D., Ghorbanpour, A., Conato, M.T., McGrail, B.P., Grabow, L.C., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D.: “Novel Synthesis Strategies for Ultrastable Zeolite GIS Polymorphs as Sorbents for Selective Separations
Chem. Eur. J. 22 (2016) 16078-16088, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602653 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover

Ramamoorthy, S., Kwak, J.H., Karande, P., Farmanesh, S., Rimer, J.D.: “A High-throughput Assay for Screening Modifiers of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization
AIChE J. 62 (2016) 3538-3546, DOI: 10.1002/aic.15390 [Link]

Oleksiak, M.D., Soltis, J.A., Conato, M.T., Penn, R.L., Rimer, J.D.: “Nucleation of FAU and LTA Zeolites from Heterogeneous Aluminosilicate Precursors
Chem. Mater. 28 (2016) 4906-4916, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01000 [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Tsapatsis, M.: “Nucleation of Open Frameworks: Navigating the Voids
MRS Bulletin 41 (2016) 393-398, DOI: 10.1557/mrs.2016.89 [Link]

Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.: “Computational Assessment of the Dominant Factors Governing the Mechanism of Methanol Dehydration over H-ZSM-5 with Heterogeneous Al Distribution
ACS Catal. 6 (2016) 2287-2298, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b02367 [Link]

Kumar, M., Li, R., Rimer, J.D.: “Assembly and Evolution of Amorphous Precursors in Zeolite L Crystallization
Chem. Mater.  28 (2016) 1714-1727, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04569 [Link]

Kumar, M., Luo, H., Roman-Leshkov, Y., Rimer, J.D.: “SSZ-13 Crystallization by Particle Attachment and Deterministic Pathways to Crystal Size Control
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 13007-13017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07477 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Molecular Mechanisms of Hematin Crystallization from Organic Solvent
Cryst. Growth Des. 15 (2015) 5535-5542, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01157 [Link]

De Yoreo, J.J., Gilbert, P.U.P.A., Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M., Penn, R.L., Whitelam, S., Joester, D., Zhang, H.Z., Rimer, J.D., Navrotsky, A., Banfield, J.F., Wallace, A.F., Michel, F.M., Meldrum, F.C., Colfen, H. Dove, P.M.: “Crystallization by Particle Attachment in Synthetic, Biogenic, and Geologic Environments
Science 349 (2015) aaa6760-1/9: DOI:10.1126/science.aaa6760 [Link

  • Review Summary: Science 349 (2015) 498
  • News featured on Science Daily [Link]

Farmanesh, S., Alamani, B.G., Rimer, J.D.: “Identifying Alkali Metal Inhibitors of Crystal Growth: A Selection Criterion based on Ion Pair Hydration Energy “
Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 13964-13967: DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04361A [Link]

Ghorbanpour, A., Gumidyala, A., Grabow, L.C., Crossley, S.P., Rimer, J.D.: “Epitaxial Growth of ZSM-5@Silicalite-1: A Core-Shell Zeolite Designed with Passivated Surface Acidity
ACS Nano 9 (2015) 4006-4016: DOI:10.1021/acsnano.5b01308 [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Ketchum, M.A., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Mechanisms of Hematin Crystallization and Inhibition by the Antimalarial Drug Chloroquine
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112 (2015) 4946-4951: DOI:10.1073/pnas.1501023112 [Link]

  • H. Zeiger, “Crystal studies reveal malaria’s weak spots”, [Link]
  • News article posted by the Cullen College of Engineering [Link]

Vekilov, P.G.; Rimer, J.D.; Olafson, K.N.; Ketchum, M.A.: “Lipid or Aqueous Medium for Hematin Crystallization?
CrystEngComm 17 (2015) 7790-7800, DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01178G [Link]

  • Selected by the editors as a Hot Article [Link]
  • Artwork selected for cover

Conato, M.T., Oleksiak, M.D., McGrail, B.P., Motkuri, R.K., Rimer, J.D.: “Framework Stabilization of Si-Rich LTA Zeolite Prepared in Organic-Free Media”
Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 269-272: DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07396G [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover

Farmanesh, S., Chung, J., Kwak, J.H., Sosa, R.D., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.: “Natural Promoters of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 12648-12657: DOI:10.1021/ja505402r [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Kumar, M., Li, R., Lupulescu, A.I., Oleksiak, M.D.: “Tailoring the Physicochemical Properties of Zeolite Catalysts”
Catal. Sci. Technol., 4 (2014) 3762-3771, DOI:
10.1039/c4cy00858h [Link]

Ghorbanpour, A., Rimer, J.D., Grabow, L.C.: “Periodic, vdW-Corrected Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Effect of Al Siting in H-ZSM-5 on Chemisorption Properties and Site Specific Acidity”
Catal. Commun.52 (2014) 98-102, DOI:10.1016/j.catcom.2014.04.005 [Link]

Farmanesh, S., Ramamoorthy, S., Chung, J., Asplin, J.R., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.: “Specificity of Growth Inhibitors and their Cooperative Effects in Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 367-376: DOI:10.1021/ja410623q [Link]

Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Growth of Large Hematin Crystals in Biomimetic Solutions”
Cryst. Growth Des., 14 (2014) 2123-2127, DOI:10.1021/cg5002682 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I. and Rimer, J.D.: “In Situ Imaging of Silicalite-1 Surface Growth Reveals the Mechanism of Crystallization”
Science 344 (2014) 729-732: DOI:10.1126/science.1250984 [Link]

  • Perspective Article: Dandekar P. and Doherty, M.F.: “Imaging Crystallization” Science 344 (2014) 705-706: DOI:10.1126/science.1254259 [Link]
  • News Article, Cullen College of Engineering [Link]
  • Featured editorial in Wiley’s Microscopy and Analysis [Link]
  • News Announcements: EurekAlert [Link], Science Daily [Link], Nanotechology Now [Link], Science Newsline [Link], Science Codex [Link], e! Science News [Link], UK Geology [Link]

Oleksiak, M.D. and Rimer, J.D.: “Synthesis of Zeolites in the Absence of Organic Structure-Directing Agents: Factors Governing Crystal Selection and Polymorphism
Rev. Chem. Eng. 30 (2014) 1-49: DOI:10.1515/revce-2013-0020 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I., Kumar, M., Rimer, J.D.: “A Facile Strategy to Design Zeolite L Crystals with Tunable Morphology and Surface Architecture”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 6608-6617: DOI:10.1021/ja4015277 [Link]

Ketchum, M.A., Olafson, K.N., Rimer, J.D., Vekilov, P.G.: “Hematin Crystallization from Aqueous and Organic Solvents
J. Chem. Phys. 139 (2013) 121911(1-9): DOI:10.1063/1.4816106 [Link]

Maldonado, M., Oleksiak, M.D., Chinta, S., Rimer, J.D.: “Controlling Crystal Polymorphism in Organic-Free Synthesis of Na-Zeolites”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 2641-2652: DOI:10.1021/ja3105939 [Link]

  • Artwork selected for cover
  • Selected for JACS Spotlights

Tanneru, C.T., Rimer, J.D., Chellam, S.: “Sweep Flocculation and Adsorption of Viruses on Aluminum Flocs During Electrochemical Treatment Prior to Surface Water Microfiltration”
Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (2013) 4612-4618: DOI:10.1021/es400291e [Link]

Farmanesh, S., Chung, J., Chandra, D., Sosa, R.D., Karande, P., Rimer, J.D.: “High-Throughput Platform for Design and Screening of Peptides as Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization
J. Cryst. Growth 373 (2013) 13-19: DOI:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2012.09.018 [Link]

Lupulescu, A.I. and Rimer, J.D.: “Tailoring Silicalite-1 Crystal Morphology with Molecular Modifiers”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 3345-3349: DOI:10.1002/anie.201107725 [Link]

  • Artwork featured on the back cover of the April 2nd issue

Gamage, N.P., Rimer, J.D., Chellam, S.: “Fouling Reductions by Aluminum Electroflotation Pretreatment of Surface Water Microfiltration”
J. Membrane Sci. 411-412 (2012) 45-53: DOI:10.1016/j.memsci.2012.04.014 [Link]

Viswanathan, P., Rimer, J.D., Beshensky, A.M., Ward, M.D., Wesson, J.A., Kleinman, J.G.: “Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Aggregation is Induced by Desialylated Tamm-Horsfall Protein
Urol. Res. 39 (2011) 269-282: DOI:10.1007/s00240-010-0353-7 [Link]

Rimer, J.D., An, Z., Zhu, Z., Lee, M.H., Wesson, J.A., Goldfarb, D.S., Ward, M.D.: “Crystal Growth Inhibitors for the Prevention of L-Cystine Kidney Stones Through Molecular Design”
Science 330 (2010) 337-341: DOI: 10.1126/science.1191968 [Link]

  • Artwork featured on the cover of the October 15th issue
  • “Stopping the Stones” Science 330 (2010) 325-326: Coe, F.L. and Asplin, J.R.: DOI: 10.1126/science.1197207 [Link]
  • “Cystine Imposters Curb Crystallization”, C&E News (Oct.14, 2010): Halford, B. [Link]
  • “Molecular Mimics Curb Kidney Stone Crystals”, National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Matters [Link]
  • “Science Publishing: The Golden Club”, Nature 502 (2013) 291-293: Reich, E.S. [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Trofymluk, O., Lobo, R.F., Navrotsky, A., Vlachos, D.G.: “Thermodynamics of Silica Nanoparticle Self-Assembly in Basic Solutions of Monovalent Cations”
J. Phys. Chem. C 11 (2008) 14754-14761: DOI: 10.1021/jp802902x [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Trofymluk, O., Navrotsky, A., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of Silica Nanoparticle Dissolution”
Chem. Mater. 19 (2007) 4189-4197: DOI: 10.1021/cm070708d [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Roth, D.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Self-Assembly and Phase Behavior of Germanium Oxide Nanoparticles in Basic Aqueous Solutions”
Langmuir 23 (2007) 2784-2791: DOI: 10.1021/la062828q [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Fedeyko, J.M., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.: “Silica Self-Assembly and the Synthesis of Microporous and Mesoporous Silicates”
Chem. Eur. J. 12 (2006) 2926-2934: DOI: 10.1002/chem.200500684 [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.: “Evolution of Self-Assembled Silica-Tetrapropylammonium Nanoparticles at Elevated Temperatures”
J. Phys. Chem. B 109 (2005) 12762-12771: DOI: 10.1021/jp052045y [Link]

Rimer, J.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Physical Basis for the Formation and Stability of Silica Nanoparticles in Basic Solutions of Monovalent Cations”
Langmuir 21 (2005) 8960-8971: DOI: 10.1021/la0511384 [Link]

Fedeyko, J.M., Rimer, J.D., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.: “Spontaneous Formation of Silica Nanoparticles in Basic Solutions of Small Tetraalkylammonium Cations”
J. Phys. Chem. B 108 (2004) 12271-12275: DOI: 10.1021/jp047623+ [Link]

Kragten, D.D., Fedeyko, J.M., Sawant, K.R., Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.: “Structure of the Silica Phase Extracted from Silica/(TPA)OH Solutions Containing Nanoparticles
J. Phys. Chem. B 107 (2003) 10006-10016: DOI: 10.1021/jp035110h [Link]


Conference Proceedings

Rimer, J.D., Vlachos, D.G., Lobo, R.F.. Kinetics of Silicalite-1 Crystallization, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis Pts A-C, From Zeolites to Porous MOF Materials, the 40th Anniversary of International Zeolite Conference, 170 (2007) 133-144.

Rimer, J.D., Kragten, D.D., Tsapatsis, M., Lobo, R.F., Vlachos, D.G.. Growth Mechanisms of High-Silica Zeolites, Recent Advances in the Science and Technology of Zeolites and Related Materials, Pts. A-C Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 154 (2004) 317-324.

Patents and Provisional Patents

Rimer, J.D., Conato, M.T., and Oleksiak, M.D., Synthesis of high silica zeolite A (LTA) in organic-free media, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D. and Karande, P., Peptide inhibitors of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization and uses thereof, 61/344,143, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Oleksiak, M.D., and Maldonado, M., Methods of controlling polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of Na-zeolites and zeolite crystals formed therefrom, US/2014/0050659 and WO/2014/015304, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D., Zeolite compositions and methods for tailoring zeolite crystal habits with growth modifiers, PCT/US2012/023877 and WO/2012/106675, University of Houston

Rimer, J.D. and Ward, M.D., Compounds as L-cystine crystallization inhibitors and uses thereof, WO/2011/0622640, New York University

Cover Artwork


Date: October 15, 2010
Volume: 330
Issue: 6002

Details: False-color scanning electron microscopy image of a cluster of L-cystine crystals captured on a porous filtration membrane after growth in the presence of a growth inhibitor. The tapered needles result from binding of the inhibitor at the crystal surface, which reduces the crystal growth rate and the crystal size (the cluster is 95 microns across). This suggest that inhibitors might be designed to prevent or limit the formation of L-cystine kidney stones.


Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Date: April 2, 2012
Volume: 51
Issue: 14

Details: Bio-inspired crystal engineering of nanoporous zeolites is described by A.I. Lupulescu and J.D. Rimer in their Communication. Molecular analogues of silica proteins in unicellular organisms are effective growth modifiers that exhibit molecular recognition for binding to zeolite surfaces to alter the kinetics of crystallization, tune the architecture of exterior surfaces, and selectively tailor crystal habit with precise 3D control.



Journal of the American Chemical Society

Date: February 20, 2013
Volume: 135
Issue: 7

Details: Stages of organic-free zeolite crystallization are consistent with the Ostwald step rule where metastable phases nucleate and transform to more thermodynamically stable structures. Constructing kinetic phase diagrams via the judicious selection of synthesis parameters, such as water content, offers a versatile platform for tuning crystal properties and phase purity. See Rimer and co-workers, p 2641.




Chemical Communications

Date: January 7, 2015
Volume: 51
Issue: 2

Details: Zeolite HOU-2 (LTA type) is prepared with the highest silica content (Si/Al = 2.1) reported for Na-LTA zeolites without the use of an organic structure-directing agent. The rational design of Si-rich zeolites has the potential to improve their thermal stability for applications in catalysis, gas storage, and selective separations. See Rimer and co-workers, p 269.



2015_CrystEngComm_CoverCrystal Engineering Communications

Date: November 7, 2015
Volume: 17
Issue: 41

Details: Hematin Crystallization in Water-Deprived Growth Environments. Hematin crystallization is the primary mechanism of heme detoxification in malaria parasites. Here, we show that water-saturated n-octanol serves as a biomimetic medium for crystal growth. This advancement has significant implications for the design of experiments to screen and assess antimalarial drugs. See Vekilov, Rimer and co-workers, p 7790.



chemeurj_coverChemistry: A European Journal

Date: November 2, 2016
Volume: 22
Issue: 45

Details: New approaches to tailor the synthesis of zeolite polymorphs can lead to breakthroughs in applications spanning from separations to adsorption. A comparison of small-pore zeolite GIS polymorphs P1 and P2 revealed marked differences in their thermal stability. Moreover, adsorption experiments and DFT studies collectively showed that GIS polymorphs are promising materials for selective separation of small molecules. More information can be found in the Full Paper by R. K. Motkuri, J. D. Rimer et al. on page 16078.



no spine minimum. half size. Editor: Tara JEM: Esther RTP: Cathy FisherChemistry of Materials

Date: December 13, 2016
Volume: 28
Issue: 23

Details:  The theme of this cover artwork, “Blueprint for Crystal Engineering,” illustrates modifier-crystal interactions and their resulting impact on crystal properties. The artwork also highlights one of the most pervasive challenges in crystal engineering, elucidating modifier recognition of crystal surfaces. This Perspective article discusses key differences between classical and nonclassical growth mechanisms, presents an overview of theories describing growth modification, and provides a future outlook for the application of conventional approaches to nonclassical cases. For more information, see “Engineering Crystal Modifiers: Bridging Classical and Nonclassical Crystallization” by Katy N. Olafson et al.

2017_angewchemieinted_coverAngewandte Chemie International Edition

Date: January 9, 2017
Volume: 56
Issue: 2

Details: Akin to colors on an artist’s palette that enable them to paint the landscape according to their imagination; scientists are constantly seeking methods to manipulate nanoscale crystal features as they will. In their Communication on page 539 ff., D. Kim, J. D. Rimer, M. Tsapatsis, and co-workers report on epitaxial solution-based growth conditions enabling them to tailor 2D zeolite thin films and hierarchical catalysts at a scale that approaches single-unit-cell dimensions.




Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Date: 2017
Volume: In Press
Issue: In Press

Details: Designing zeolites with tunable composition and acid siting is a significant challenge for applications in adsorption and catalysis. In their Communication (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702672), W. Chaikittisilp, J. D. Rimer, and co-workers report on the synthesis of high-silica faujasite (HOU-3) with a Si/Al ratio of 3 and show that the Al locations within the structure are biased and not random.