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The remarkable adsorption capacity of zinc/nickel/copper-based metal–organic frameworks for thiophenic sulfurs

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Abstract

A new type of Zn/Ni/Cu-BTC metal–organic framework (MOF) with three central metals (Cu2+, Zn2+ and Ni2+) and one organic ligand (1,3,5-benzene tricarboxylic acid, H3BTC) was synthesized and its adsorption performance for thiophene (Th), benzothiophene (BT) and dibenzothiophene (DBT) from three typical model oils was systematically studied using breakthrough curves. Due to its coordinatively unsaturated sites, Zn/Ni/Cu-BTC possesses a high sulfur capacity. In addition, it shows a strong durability in the presence of aromatic components and moisture. The saturated adsorbents could be easily regenerated with solvent washing and nitrogen sweeping. The results of this study revealed that Zn/Ni/Cu-BTC is a promising adsorbent for the removal of thiophenic sulfurs from fuels.

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2016, accepted on 17 Oct 2016 and first published on 18 Oct 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA22012F
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 105827-105832
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    The remarkable adsorption capacity of zinc/nickel/copper-based metal–organic frameworks for thiophenic sulfurs

    T. Wang, Y. Fang, W. Dai, L. Hu, N. Ma and L. Yu, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 105827
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA22012F

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