Exceptionally effective benzene/cyclohexane separation using a nitro-decorated metal-organic framework

Aleksandr A. Sapianik, Konstantin A. Kovalenko, Denis G. Samsonenko, Marina O. Barsukova, Danil N. Dybtsev, Vladimir P. Fedin

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Using a series of isoreticular MOFs with void connections of varying diameters, the selective separation of benzene and cyclohexane in both liquid and vapor phases is shown. The driving force of the highly efficient adsorption process is the formation of weak interactions between the adsorbed benzene molecules and the host framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8241-8244
Number of pages4
Issue number59
StatePublished - Jul 28 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation grant (no. 19-73-20087). Authors thank Dr P.V. Dorovatovskii and Dr V.A. Lazarenko for their assistance during the synchrotron XRD experiment.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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