New framework type code for zeolite SCM-14 approved

The International Zeolite Association Structure Commission has assigned a framework type code (SOR) to the novel framework topology of SCM-14 (SINOPEC Composite Material 14) on its website. SCM-14, a new stable zeolite with a unique 12×8×8-ring channel system, was discovered by a team headed by Weimin Yang from Sinopec Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology (SRIPT).

Professor Yang (M) shows his team an SOR zeolite model. (Photo/Nie Xiaofan)