Database of Zeolite Structures
 

Framework Type RHO
Reference Material
  Material Name: Rho    
 
Chemical Formula:
 
|(Na,Cs)12 (H2O)44| [Al12Si36O96]-RHO
 
   
Unit Cell:§
 
cubic

 I m -3 m (# 229)
    a' = 15.0310 Å b' = 15.0310 Å c' = 15.0310 Å  
    α' = 90.000° β' = 90.000° γ' = 90.000°  
   
Framework Density:
 
14.1 T/1000 Å3
 
 
Channels:
 
<100> 8 3.6 x 3.6*** | <100> 8 3.6 x 3.6***
Dimensionality
  Sorption (molecular cross section > 3.4Å): 3-dimensional
  Topological (pore opening > 6-ring): 3-dimensional
   
References:
  Robson, H.E., Shoemaker, D.P., Ogilvie, R.A. and Manor, P.C.
  "Synthesis and crystal structure of zeolite rho - a new zeolite related to Linde Type A"
Adv. Chem. Ser. , 121, 106-115 (1973)
Material name:   Rho
Chemical formula:   [Al12Si36O96]-RHO
  § McCusker, L.B. and Baerlocher, Ch.
  "The effect of dehydration upon the crystal structure of zeolite rho"
Proc. 6th Int. Zeolite Conf., , pp. 812-822 (1984)
 
 
Name and Code derivation:
    Zeolite Rho
  Rho
  RHO
 
 
§ Chemical Formula and Unit Cell taken from the reference marked with this sign
Limiting Rings
 
8-ring viewed along <100>