This book arises from contributions to a conference with the same title, held in Rome, during December, 2004. The editors and the Societies involved are to be congratulated in their enterprise in choosing such a timely topic coupled with the comprehensive coverage attained in the various chapters. It is timely because of the growing awareness that there are in existence many microporous inorganic materials worthy of study, other than the well known zeolites – as well those of mesoporous nature. This book also includes information on synthetic minerals close in composition to natural analogues. To readers not familiar with these...

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