Dataset for "Systematic approaches towards template-free synthesis of EMT-type zeolites"

This dataset contains powder X-ray diffraction data, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy data (29-Si, 27-Al and 23-Na nuclei), used in the article 'Systematic approaches towards template-free synthesis of EMT-type zeolites'. Herein, research is performed to attempt to synthesise EMT-type zeolites without organic templates, and the influence of the crystallisation process on the amount of organic template is probed.
The powder X-ray diffraction data were used to index and identify the structure of the relevant zeolite samples. The SEM images were used to characterise the morphology and size of the crystals/particles produced using the different synthesis batch compositions used in the article. The NMR data of the 29-Si nuclei was used to determine the Si/Al ratio of the relevant samples, and the 27-Al and 23-Na nuclei were used to determine the different environments of these two nuclei in the different samples produced.


Cite this dataset as:
Nearchou, A., 2018. Dataset for "Systematic approaches towards template-free synthesis of EMT-type zeolites". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Antony Nearchou
University of Bath


University of Bath
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Collection date(s):

From 15 February 2015 to 1 September 2016


Data collection method:

Powder X-ray diffraction data were collected using the Bruker D8-Advance X-ray powder diffractometer at the CCAF (Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility) at the University of Bath, using a Cu K(alpha) (1.5418 A) radiation source. Unit cell parameters were calculated using the program UnitCell by Holland and Redfern. Scanning electron microscope images were taken using the JEOL SEM6480LV microscope at the MAS (Microscopy Analysis Suite) at the University of Bath. Magic-angle solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (on 29-Si, 27-Al and 23-Na nuclei) were performed at the previously EPSRC-sponsored NMR service at Durham University. This was using a Varian VNMRS 400 spectrometer.

Data processing and preparation activities:

Within the relevant article, a parameter called the "omega value" is defined. This is used to qualitatively compare the crystallinity of the zeolite phases produced using a quick and simplistic method. To begin with, the first three Bragg peaks of the EMT frameworks were deconvoluted - these being the [100], [002] and [101] peaks. Upon deconvolution, the peaks were fitted to Gaussian curves, and the peak area consequently calculated. Next, the area of each Bragg peak was divided by the area of the equivalent peak in the zeolite sample prepared using the standard procedure, giving a peak area ratio. For each sample, an average of the ratio for each of the three peaks was taken, and dubbed the "omega value". As the standard procedure sample was compared to itself, it was reported as having an "omega value" of "1.0". An explanation of this calculation is also contained within the article.

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Publication details

Publication date: 13 April 2018
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Nearchou, A., Raithby, P.R. and Sartbaeva, A., 2018. Systematic approaches towards template-free synthesis of EMT-type zeolites. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 255, pp.261-270. Available from:

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Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Antony Nearchou


Faculty of Science