The location of europium in Eu3+-exchanged zeolite-Y as determined by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) investigations at 77 K

Citation
Fj. Berry et al., The location of europium in Eu3+-exchanged zeolite-Y as determined by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) investigations at 77 K, J MAT CHEM, 10(9), 2000, pp. 2131-2136
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
ISSN journal
0959-9428 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
9
Year of publication
2000
Pages
2131 - 2136
Database
ISI
SICI code
0959-9428(2000)10:9<2131:TLOEIE>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Eu L-3-edge EXAFS has been used to investigate the location of Eu3+ cations in an Eu3+-exchanged zeolite-Y, with a framework Si/Al molar ratio of 13.5 +/- 2.0, as a function of heat treatment up to 200 degrees C. All of the E XAFS data were recorded from samples cooled to 77 K following ion-exchange and heat treatment. The interpretation of the EXAFS data, in conjunction wi th a geometrical modelling approach, for the sample subject only to ion-exc hange at 60 degrees C is consistent with hydrated Eu3+ cations being direct ly bound to framework oxygen atoms (O4) of free six-membered rings that bor der the supercages of the zeolite-Y structure. The hydrated Eu3+ cations ar e displaced from the high-symmetry SII sites. The coordination environment of the Eu3+ cation in the sample heated to 100 degrees C is similar to that in the as-exchanged sample. Heating of the Eu3+-exchanged zeolite-Y at 200 degrees C results in migration of the Eu3+ cations into the sodalite cages where, as partially hydrated species, they are coordinated to three framew ork oxygen atoms in such a way as to be displaced from SI' sites.