Alcohol and water adsorption in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

Ke Zhang, Ryan P. Lively, Michelle E. Dose, Andrew J. Brown, Chen Zhang, Jaeyub Chung, Sankar Nair, William J. Koros, Ronald R. Chance

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Alcohol (methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol and 1-butanol) and water vapor adsorption in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8, ZIF-71 and ZIF-90) with similar crystal sizes was systematically studied. The feasibility of applying these ZIF materials to the recovery of bio-alcohols is evaluated by estimating the vapor-phase alcohol-water sorption selectivity. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3245
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number31
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-I1-011-21
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-FOA-0000096 and by Algenol Biofuels. W. J. Koros is grateful for Award no. KUS-I1-011-21 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as financial support.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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