The work by Mr. Muraoka, Profs. Chaikittisilp and Okubo, and collaborators in Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo was selected as the inside cover of Angewandte Chemie!
Cationic molecules in the space of anionic frameworks are known to guide the crystallization of zeolites. In addition, they have been thought to be able to control the location of aluminum, which correlates with the active sites in zeolites. In their Communication (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201713308), W. Chaikittisilp, T. Okubo et al. show evidence for the ability of these molecules to direct the Al positions by energetic preferences, offering rational guidelines for the designed synthesis of zeolites with desired Al sites.