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A microporous MOF with a polar pore surface exhibiting excellent selective adsorption of CO2 from CO2–N2 and CO2–CH4 gas mixtures with high CO2 loading

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A microporous MOF {[Zn(SDB)(L)0.5]·S}n (IITKGP-5) with a polar pore surface has been constructed by the combination of a V-shaped –SO2 functionalized organic linker (H2SDB = 4,4′-sulfonyldibenzoic acid) with an N-rich spacer (L = 2,5-bis(3-pyridyl)-3,4-diaza-2,4-hexadiene), forming a network with sql(2,6L1) topology. IITKGP-5 is characterized by TGA, PXRD and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The framework exhibits lozenge-shaped channels of an approximate size of 4.2 × 5.6 Å2 along the crystallographic b axis with a potential solvent accessible volume of 26%. The activated IITKGP-5a revealed a CO2 uptake capacity of 56.4 and 49 cm3 g−1 at 273 K/1 atm and 295 K/1 atm, respectively. On the contrary, it takes up a much smaller amount of CH4 (17 cm3 g−1 at 273 K and 13.6 cm3 g−1 at 295 K) and N2 (5.5 cm3 g−1 at 273 K; 4 cm3 g−1 at 295 K) under 1 atm pressure exhibiting its potential for a highly selective adsorption of CO2 from flue gas as well as a landfill gas mixture. Based on the ideal adsorbed solution theory (IAST), a CO2/N2 selectivity of 435.5 and a CO2/CH4 selectivity of 151.6 have been realized at 273 K/100 kPa. The values at 295 K are 147.8 for CO2/N2 and 23.8 for CO2/CH4 gas mixtures under 100 kPa. In addition, this MOF nearly approaches the target values proposed for PSA and TSA processes for practical utility exhibiting its prospect for flue gas separation with a CO2 loading capacity of 2.04 mmol g−1.

Graphical abstract: A microporous MOF with a polar pore surface exhibiting excellent selective adsorption of CO2 from CO2–N2 and CO2–CH4 gas mixtures with high CO2 loading

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The article was received on 08 Sep 2017, accepted on 09 Oct 2017 and first published on 09 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT03341A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 15280-15286
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    A microporous MOF with a polar pore surface exhibiting excellent selective adsorption of CO2 from CO2–N2 and CO2–CH4 gas mixtures with high CO2 loading

    A. Pal, S. Chand, S. M. Elahi and M. C. Das, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 15280
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT03341A

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