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Exploiting the pore size and functionalization effects in UiO topology structures for the separation of light hydrocarbons

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In this work, a series of UiO topology structures were synthesized by choosing the same metal-containing clusters with variable length and functional group/site organic linkers, which provided a systematic platform to explore the pore size and functionalization effects on the adsorption and separation of light hydrocarbons. Based on the adsorption and separation experiments, it can be concluded that alkane mixtures CH4/C2H6/C3H8 showed better separation results in the larger pore channels found in UiO-67, Zr-NDC and UiO-66. In addition, functionalization in the pores indicated that the C2H2/C2H4 mixtures can be separated using BUT-11 due to the strong interactions between the C2H2 molecules and the sulfone groups present in the material.

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The article was received on 24 Jan 2017, accepted on 24 Feb 2017 and first published on 24 Feb 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00187H
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 1729-1737
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    Exploiting the pore size and functionalization effects in UiO topology structures for the separation of light hydrocarbons

    X. Wang, L. Li, Y. Wang, J. Li and J. Li, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1729
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00187H

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