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Author(s): Patricia Mendes
Horcajada, P
Rives, S
Ren, H
Alírio Rodrigues
Devic, T
Magnier, E
Trens, P
Jobic, H
Ollivier, J
Maurin, G
Serre, C
José A.C. Silva
Title: A Complete Separation of Hexane Isomers by a Functionalized Flexible Metal Organic Framework
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The separation ability of branched alkane isomers (nHEX, 3MP, 22DMB) of the flexible and functionalized microporous iron(III) dicarboxylate MIL-53(Fe)-(CF3)(2) solid is evaluated through a combination of breakthrough experiments (binary or ternary mixtures), adsorption isotherms, X-ray diffraction temperature analysis, quasi-elastic neutron scattering measurements and molecular dynamics simulations. A kinetically controlled molecular sieve separation between the di-branched isomer of hexane 22DMB from a mixture of paraffins is achieved. The reported total separation between mono-and di-branched alkanes which was neither predicted nor observed so far in any class of porous solids is spectacular and paves the way towards a potential unprecedented upgrading of the RON of gasoline.
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/PEst-C/EQB/LA0020/2013/PROJECTO ESTRATÉGICO - LA 20 - 2013-2014/LA 20
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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