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A remarkable two-dimensional membrane for multifunctional gas separation: halogenated metal-free fused-ring polyphthalocyanine

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Abstract

We theoretically explore the structural and mechanical properties of metal-free fused-ring polyphthalocyanine (H2PPc) and halogenated H2PPc (F-H2PPc and Cl-H2PPc) membranes, and the energy profiles for gaseous H2, CO, CH4, CO2 and N2 molecules adsorbing on and passing through these monolayers. Importantly, we reconsider in depth the values of the parameters in the definition of permeance, and corroborate the validity of the model from first-principles theory with the results of H2 diffusion from classic molecular dynamics simulations. With well-defined nanosized pores, halogenated H2PPc monolayers turn out to be multifunctional gas separation membranes, i.e. F-H2PPc for H2/CO, H2/CH4, CO2/N2, CO2/CH4, CO/CH4 and N2/CH4 separation as well as Cl-H2PPc for H2/CO, H2/CH4 and H2/CO2 separation, which should be of great potential in energy and environmental fields.

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2018, accepted on 04 Jun 2018 and first published on 04 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01648H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 18931-18937
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    A remarkable two-dimensional membrane for multifunctional gas separation: halogenated metal-free fused-ring polyphthalocyanine

    Z. Meng, Y. Zhang, Q. Shi, Y. Liu, A. Du and R. Lu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 18931
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01648H

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