Boron in zeolites
What is it about?
Zeolites are porous crystals generally made by aluminum, silicon, and oxygen. We studied why replacing aluminum with boron generates a very particular kind of defect: an interruption of the regular structure of these materials.
Why is it important?
The answer is that boron prefers to be bonded to three oxygen atoms, instead of four (as aluminum does).
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