Crystallization of ferrierite (FER) on a porous alumina support by a vapor-phase transport method

Takaaki Matsufuji, Norikazu Nishiyama, Korekazu Ueyama, Masahiko Matsukata*

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The formation of a ferrierite (FER) membrane by a vapor-phase transport method is discussed. The formation process was studied using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), field emission-SEM and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The same location on the top surface was repeatedly observed at different crystallization times using SEM. It was found that an aluminosilicate species formed from a dry gel layer was mobile over the surface of support during crystallization. This intermediate aluminosilicate species penetrated into the pores of the alumina support to fill them, generating a compact FER-alumina composite layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Nov 15


  • Formation process
  • Synthesis
  • Vapor-phase transport
  • Zeolitic membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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