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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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Abstract

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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The article was received on 11 Apr 2016, accepted on 08 May 2016 and first published on 09 May 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03015G
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8215-8218

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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

    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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