Pre-Conference School of the 17th International Zeolite Conference

July 5-6, 2013, Moscow, Russia


Prof. Jihong Yu

Jilin University, Changchun, China

Obtained B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Jilin University during 1985-1995, worked at the Hong Kong Science and Technology University in 1996-1997 and then in Tohoku University, Japan in 1997-1998 as postdoc. She has been a full Professor in Chemistry Department, Jilin University since 1999. In 2007, she was appointed as the Cheung Kong Professor. Her research interest is in the designed synthesis of zeolitic porous materials. She has coauthored over 220 research papers in Science, Acc. Chem. Res., Chem. Soc. Rev., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., etc., as well as two books. She obtained the National Outstanding Youth Fund of China in 2001, and was awarded National Prize for Natural Science in 2006, the 6th Chinese Youth Woman Scientist Award in 2009, and the Bau Family Award in 2010 for World Chinese Inorganic Chemists, etc. She was the Regional Editor of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials during 2008-2012. She is now the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Project of China (973), and serves as the Associate Editor of Chemical Science (RSC), Editorial Advisory Board Member of Chemistry of Materials (ACS), Editorial Board Members of Solid State Sciences (Elsevier), Progress in Chemistry (China) and Chinese Science Bulletin (China).

Toward green and designed synthesis of zeolite materials
Jihong Yu

State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

Zeolites are an important class of materials which find applications in many industrial processes in catalysis, adsorption and separation. Since the pioneering work by Barrer and Milton in 1940s, there have been considerable synthetic efforts in the synthesis of zeolite materials. Up to now, 206 kinds of zeolite framework types have been identified by the Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association. Significantly, fabulous improvements have been achieved in zeolite synthesis in recent years, in particular, toward green and designed synthesis of zeolite materials. In this presentation, the traditional and newly developed synthetic routes for zeolites will be introduced, such as hydrothermal, solvothermal and ionothermal synthesis, MW-assisted synthesis, dry-gel conversion synthesis, high throughput synthesis, etc. Some progress will be highlighted in greener synthesis of zeolites such as template-free and solvent free synthesis, as well as in tailor-made zeolite synthesis by template design, heteroatom substituent, topotactic change of framework, and computer assisted designed synthesis.