Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1021/la3034116
Title: Recovery of dimethyl sulfoxide from aqueous solutions by highly selective adsorption in hydrophobic metal-organic frameworks
Authors: Nalaparaju, A.
Jiang, J. 
Issue Date: 30-Oct-2012
Citation: Nalaparaju, A., Jiang, J. (2012-10-30). Recovery of dimethyl sulfoxide from aqueous solutions by highly selective adsorption in hydrophobic metal-organic frameworks. Langmuir 28 (43) : 15305-15312. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/la3034116
Abstract: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a new family of nanoporous materials. While gas separation in MOFs has been extensively investigated, liquid separation is scarcely examined and lacks a microscopic understanding. A molecular simulation study is reported here for the recovery of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) from aqueous solutions in three hydrophobic MOFs, namely, Zn 4O(bdc)(bpz) 2, Zn(bdc)(ted) 0.5, and ZIF-71. Type I adsorption isotherms are observed for DMSO, while H 2O exhibits type V adsorption isotherms with hysteresis. The saturation capacities of both DMSO and H 2O decrease following the order of Zn 4O(bdc) (bpz) 2 > Zn(bdc)(ted) 0.5 > ZIF-71, in accordance with the variation of free volume and porosity in the three MOFs. As attributed to hydrophobic frameworks, the three MOFs are highly selective toward DMSO adsorption from DMSO/H 2O mixtures. The highest selectivity is predicted up to 1700 in ZIF-71. This simulation study provides molecular insight into the separation mechanism of DMSO/H 2O liquid mixtures and suggests that hydrophobic MOFs are superior candidates for DMSO recovery. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Langmuir
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/89996
ISSN: 07437463
DOI: 10.1021/la3034116
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