A high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study of trans-stilbene in zeolite ZSM-5

J. B. Parise, J. A. Hriljac, D. E. Cox, D. R. Corbin, Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy

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Upon adsorption of two molecules of stilbene per unit cell, the apparent symmetry of ZSM-5 changes to tetragonal, but the true symmetry is orthorhombic with a very small difference between aand b, which becomes progressively more pronounced with b > aas the sample is cooled to 25 K; the stilbene molecule is located in the straight channels, with one phenyl ring on the mirror plane, at the intersection of the straight and sinusoidal channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


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