From an equilibrium based MOF adsorbent to a kinetic selective carbon molecular sieve for paraffin/iso-paraffin separation

Baiyan Li, Youssef Belmabkhout, Yiming Zhang, Prashant Bhatt, Hongming He, Daliang Zhang, Yu Han, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Jason A. Perman, Shengqian Ma

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We unveil a unique kinetic driven separation material for selectively removing linear paraffins from iso-paraffins via a molecular sieving mechanism. Subsequent carbonization and thermal treatment of CD-MOF-2, the cyclodextrin metal-organic framework, afforded a carbon molecular sieve with a uniform and reduced pore size of ca. 5.0 Å, and it exhibited highly selective kinetic separation of n-butane and n-pentane from iso-butane and iso-pentane, respectively. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13897-13900
Number of pages4
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number96
StatePublished - 2016

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