Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks based porous liquids for promising fluid selective gas sorbents

Yiwei Wu, Dechao Wang, Peipei Li, Xiang Li, Chao Wang, Zhongjie He, Yangyang Xin, Yaping Zheng

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A kind of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks based porous liquids (e.g., ZIF-8 PLs) with permanent porosity was successfully fabricated by using amine-functionalized ZIF-8 nanoparticles (i.e., ZIF8-A) as the porous fillers and monoglycidyl ether terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) (i.e., PDMS) as the hindered solvent, respectively. Those ZIF-8 PLs were homogenous and stable at room temperature because of the liquid-particle interaction derived from the epoxy-amine reaction. In addition, those ZIF-8 PLs have larger gas adsorption abilities than their reference hindered solvent because the well-preserved permanent porosity in ZIF-8 PLs could act as void space for gas accommodation. More importantly, those ZIF-8 PLs also show much higher propane adsorption capacity than both of carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas adsorption capacities under the same condition, suggesting that they could function as a kind of promising candidates for fluid selective gas sorbents.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117522
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
StatePublished - Sep 9 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-09-28
Acknowledgements: This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.22005233 and No.22108105), Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province(No.2019JQ-223), Excellent Youth Exchange Program of China Association for Science and Technology(No.2020ZZZRB265023), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(No.20101216763), Postdoctoral Research Funding Plan of Jiangsu Province(No.2021K343C) and Starting Research Funds of Xidian University(No.20103196763).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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