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Highly selective adsorption of ethylene over ethane in a MOF featuring the combination of open metal site and π-complexation

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Abstract

The introduction of the combination of open metal site (OMS) and π-complexation into MOF has led to very high ethylene–ethane adsorption selectivity at 318 K, as illustrated in the context of MIL-101–Cr–SO3Ag. The interactions with ethylene from both OMS and π-complexation in MIL-101–Cr–SO3Ag have been investigated by in situ IR spectroscopic studies and computational calculations, which suggest that π-complexation contributes dominantly to the high ethylene–ethane adsorption selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective adsorption of ethylene over ethane in a MOF featuring the combination of open metal site and π-complexation

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The article was received on 06 Dec 2014, accepted on 03 Jan 2015 and first published on 09 Jan 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09774B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 2714-2717
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    Highly selective adsorption of ethylene over ethane in a MOF featuring the combination of open metal site and π-complexation

    Y. Zhang, B. Li, R. Krishna, Z. Wu, D. Ma, Z. Shi, T. Pham, K. Forrest, B. Space and S. Ma, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2714
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09774B

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