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Harnessing Lewis acidic open metal sites of metal–organic frameworks: the foremost route to achieve highly selective benzene sorption over cyclohexane

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π-Complexation triggered Lewis acid–base interactions between open metal sites (OMS) of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), and π-e rich adsorptive benzene (Bz) is exploited to establish M-MOF-74 as the best Bz-selective MOF sorbent, marking the first report of utilizing OMS behind benzene/cyclohexane separation; a key advance from the energy-economy standpoint of industrial separation.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing Lewis acidic open metal sites of metal–organic frameworks: the foremost route to achieve highly selective benzene sorption over cyclohexane

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Submitted
11 Apr 2016
Accepted
08 May 2016
First published
09 May 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8215-8218
Article type
Communication

Harnessing Lewis acidic open metal sites of metal–organic frameworks: the foremost route to achieve highly selective benzene sorption over cyclohexane

S. Mukherjee, B. Manna, A. V. Desai, Y. Yin, R. Krishna, R. Babarao and S. K. Ghosh, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8215
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03015G

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