News from the Structure Commission

20-Aug-18 Six new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  MRT Type material: ZSM-43
        Willhammar, T., Su, J., Yun, Y. Zou, X.D., Afeworki, M., Weston, S.C., Vroan, H.B., Lonergan, W.W. and Strohmaier, K.G.
          "High-throughput synthesis and structure of zeolite ZSM-43 with two-directional 8-ring channels"
Inorg. Chem. 56, 8856-8864 (2017)
  *PCS Type material: IPC-6
        Morris, A.A., Bignami, G.P.M., Tian, Y., Navarro, M., Firth, D.S., Cejka, J., Wheatley, P.S., Dawson, D.M., Slawinski, W.A., Wragg, D.S., Morris, R.E. and Ashbrook, S.E.
          "In situ solid-state NMR and XRD studies of the ADOR process and the unusual structure of zeolite IPC-6"
Nature Chem. 9, 1012-1018 (2017)
  POR Type material: PST-14
        Seo, S., Yang, T., Shin, J., Jo, D., Zou, X. and Hong, S.B.
          "Two aluminophosphate molecular sieves built from pairs of enantiomeric structural building units"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 3727-3732 (2018)
  PWO Type material: PST-21
        Jo, D., Park, G.T., Shin, J.and Hong, S.B.
          `"A zeolite family nonjointly built from the 1,3-stellated cubic building unit"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 2199-2203 (2018)
  PWW Type material: PST-22
        Jo, D., Park, G.T., Shin, J.and Hong, S.B.
          "A zeolite family nonjointly built from the 1,3-stellated cubic building unit"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 2199-2203 (2018)
  *UOE Type material: IM-18
        Cichocka, M.O., Lorgouilloux, Y., Smeets, S., Su, J., Wan, W., Caullet, P., Bats, N., McCusker, L.B., Paillaud, J.L. and Zou, X.D.
          "Multidimensional disorder in zeolite IM-18 revealed by combining transmission electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffraction analyses"
Crystal Growth Des. 18, 2441-2451 (2018)
15-May-18 Four new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  *CTH Type material: CIT-13
        Kang, J.H., Xie, D., Zones, S.I., Smeets, S., McCusker, L.B. and Davis, M.E.
          "Synthesis and characterization of CIT-13, a germanosilicate molecular sieve with extra-large pore openings"
Chem. Mater. 28, 6250-6259 (2016)
  SOR Type material: SCM-14
        Luo, Y., Smeets, S., Peng, F., Etman, A.S., Wang, Z., Sun, J. and Yang, W.
          "Synthesis and structure determination of large-pore zeolite SCM-14"
Chem. Eur. J. 23, 16829-16834 (2017)
  *-SVY Type material: SSZ-70
        Smeets, S., Berkson, Z.J., Xie, D., Zones, S.I., Wan, W., Zou, X., Hsieh M.-F., Chmelka, B.F., McCusker, L.B. and Baerlocher, Ch.
          "Well-defined silanols in the structure of the calcined high-silica zeolite SSZ-70: new understanding of a successful catalytic material"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 16803-16812 (2017)
  YFI Type material: YNU-5
        Nakazawa, N., Ikeda, T., Hiyoshi, N., Yoshida, Y., Han, Q., Inagaki, S. and Kubota, Y.
          "A microporous aluminosilicate with 12-, 12- and 8-ring pores and isolated 8-ring channels"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 7989-7997 (2017)
15-Aug-17 The Database of Zeolite Structures continues to develop
Several features have been added to the database recently:

      The origin of the type material name and the derivation of the associated three letter code has been added to the Type Material page.

      The number of topologically distinct T-atoms in the idealized framework structure has been added as a search option on the Advanced Search/Channel System page.

      The dropdown menus now work on mobile devices as well.

    Older framework drawings are being replaced by newer ones as time permits (42 done so far).

  Many thanks to our users for the suggestions and to our Database guru Christian Baerlocher for their implementation!
18-Jul-17 Three new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  -IFT Type material: ITQ-53
        Yun, Y., Hernandez, M., Wan, W., Zou, X., Jorda, J.L., Cantin, A., Rey, F. and Corma, A.
          "The first zeolite with a tridirectional extra-large 14-ring pore system derived using a phosponium-based organic molecule"
Chem. Commun. 51, 7602-7605 (2015)
  SWY Type material: STA-20
        Turrina, A., Garcia, R., Watts, A.E., Greer, H.F., Bradley, J., Zhou, W., Cox, P.A., Shannon, M.D., Mayoral, A., Casci, J.L. and Wright, P.A.
          "STA-20: an ABC-6 zeotype structure prepared by co-templating and solved via a hypothetical structure database and STEM-ADF imaging"
Chem. Mater. 29, 2180-2190 (2017)
  EWS Type material: EMM-26
        Guo, P., Strohmaier, K., Vroman, H., Afeworki, M., Ravikovitch, P.I., Paur, C.S., Sun, J., Burton, A. and Zou, X.
          "Accurate structure determination of a borosilicate zeolite EMM-26 with two-dimensional 10x10 ring channels using rotation electron diffraction"
Inorg. Chem. Front. 3, 1444-1448 (2016)
17-Mar-17 The fully revised version of the Database of Zeolite Structures launched
    Christian Baerlocher and his database team have completely revised the Database of Zeoltie Structures on the web. The navigation system has been streamlined and several new features have been added. Check it out!
11-Oct-16 A new Framework Type Code has been approved
  ETL Type material: H-EU-12
        Juna, B., Cho, J., Lee, J.H., Seo, S.M. and Hong, S.B.
          "EU-12: a small-pore, high-silica zeolite containing sinusoidal eight-ring channels"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 7369-7373 (2016)
1-Oct-16 20 years of Zeolite Structures on the web
To celebrate this milestone, some significant changes have been made to the Database of Zeolite Structures.

At first glance, the new database does not appear to be any different from the old one, but it is:

      The internal organization of the database has been completely reworked and everything has been migrated to open source software. The database is now completely platform independent.

      It is now running on 3 virtual (commercial) servers situated in Europe, North America and Asia.

      These servers are run and maintained independently by 3 groups: Christian Baerlocher and Lynne McCusker (ETH Zurich), Christine Kirschhock and her team (KU Leuven) and Wei Wan and Xiaodong Zou (Stockholm University), respectively.

      The basic layout has been retained for the time being, but a few new features have been added, including a more interactive XPD pattern display. Further additions/improvements are planned, so watch this space.

      Although we have done our best to check that the database is working properly before putting it online, we realize that some errors may have gone undetected. If you run into any difficulties, please send a short e-mail message describing the problem to Christian Baerlocher.
    Do you remember when the website looked like this?

or this?

    If you want to learn more about the history of this website, click here.
3-Sep-16 New Chair for the Structure Commission

After 15 years of service, Mike Treacy (right) has stepped down as Chair of the Structure Commission.

The members have enjoyed his reasoned and diplomatic steering of the Commission during this time and thank him for all the time he has invested in ensuring that the Commission continues to flourish. Fortunately, the Structure Commission will continue to benefit from his knowledge and experience as he will remain on the Commission as an acive member.

In an e-mail ballot, the members of the Structure Commission have elected
    Rob Bell as Chair and re-elected
    Karl Strohmaier as Co-chair
for 2016-2019

29-Jun-16 At the IZC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the Structure Commission
    welcomed three new members
      Mike Anderson
Francis Taulelle
Dan Xie
    and thanked three retiring members for their service
      Bob Broach (2001-2016)
Allen Burton (2004-2016)
Tetsu Ohsuna (2010-2016)
5-Nov-15 Two new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  -IFU Type material: ITQ-54
        Jiang, J., Yun, Y., Zou, X..D., Jorda, J. L. and Corma, A.
          "ITQ-54: a multi-dimensional extra-large pore zeolite with 20 x 14 x 12-ring channels"
Chem. Sci. 6, 480-485 (2015)
  MWF Type material: ZSM-25
        Guo, P., Shin, J., Greenaway, A.G., Min, J.G., Su, J., Choi, H.J., Liu, L., Cox, P.A.., Hong, S.B., Wright, P.A. and Zou, X.D.
          "A zeolite family with expanding structural complexity and embedded isoreticular structures"
Nature 524, 74-78 (2015)
30-Apr-15 Four new Framework Type Codes have been approved
  CSV Type material: CIT-7
        Schmidt, J.E., Xie, D., Rea, T. and Davis, M.E.
          "CIT-7, a crystalline, molecular sieve with pores bounded by 8 and 10-membered rings"
Chem. Sci. 6, 1728-1734 (2015)
  PSI Type material: PST-6
        Lee, J.K., Turrina, A., Zhu, L., Seo, S., Zhang, D., Cox, P.A., Wright, P.A., Qiu, S., Hong, S.B.
          "An aluminophosphate molecular sieve with 36 crystallographically distinct tetrahedral sites"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 7480-7483 (2014)
  *-EWT Type material: EMM-23
        Willhammar, T., Burton, A.W., Yun, Y., Sun J., Afeworki, M., Strohmaier, K.H., Vroman, H. and Zou, X.
          "EMM-23: a stable high-silica multidimensional zeolite with extra-large trilobe-shaped channels"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 13570-13573 (2014)
  JNT Type material: JU-92
        Wang, Y., Li, Y., Yan, Y., Xu, J., Guan, B., Wang, Q., Li, J. and Yu, J.
          "Luminescent carbon dots in a new magnesium aluminophosphate zeolites"
Chem. Commun. 49, 9006-9008 (2013)


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