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“Explosive” synthesis of metal-formate frameworks for methane capture: an experimental and computational study

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In this work, we show a solvent-free “explosive” synthesis (SFES) method for the ultrafast and low-cost synthesis of metal-formate frameworks (MFFs). A combination of experiments and in-depth molecular modelling analysis – using grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations – of the adsorption performance of the synthesized nickel-formate framework (Ni-FA) revealed extremely high quality products with permanent porosity, prominent CH4/N2 selectivity (ca. 6.0), and good CH4 adsorption capacity (ca. 0.80 mmol g−1 or 33.97 cm3 cm−3) at 1 bar and 298 K. This performance is superior to those of many other state-of-the-art porous materials.

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Submitted
09 Aug 2017
Accepted
25 Sep 2017
First published
25 Sep 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 11437-11440
Article type
Communication

“Explosive” synthesis of metal-formate frameworks for methane capture: an experimental and computational study

X. Liu, Y. Guo, A. Tao, M. Fischer, T. Sun, P. Z. Moghadam, D. Fairen-Jimenez and S. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 11437
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06249D

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