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Title: Unprecedentedly high selective adsorption of gas mixtures in rho zeolite-like metal-organic framework: A molecular simulation study
Authors: Babarao, R.
Jiang, J. 
Issue Date: 19-Aug-2009
Citation: Babarao, R., Jiang, J. (2009-08-19). Unprecedentedly high selective adsorption of gas mixtures in rho zeolite-like metal-organic framework: A molecular simulation study. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (32) : 11417-11425. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja901061j
Abstract: We report a molecular simulation study for the separation of industrially important gas mixtures (CO2/H2, CO2/CH 4, and CO2/N2) in rho zeolite-like metal-organic framework (rho-ZMOF). Rho-ZMOF contains a wide-open anionic framework and charge-balancing extraframework Na+ ions. Two types of binding sites for Na+ ions are identified in the framework. Site I is in the single eight-membered ring, whereas site II is in the α-cage. Na+ ions at site I have a stronger affinity for the framework and thus a smaller mobility. The binding sites in rho-ZMOF resemble those in its inorganic counterpart rho-zeolite. CO2 is adsorbed predominantly over other gases because of its strong electrostatic interactions with the charged framework and the presence of Na+ ions acting as additional adsorption sites. At ambient temperature and pressure, the CO2 selectivities are 1800 for the CO2/H2 mixture, 80 for the CO2/CH4 mixture, and 500 for the CO2/N 2 mixture. Compared with other MOFs and nanoporous materials reported to date, rho-ZMOF exhibits unprecedentedly high selective adsorption for these gas mixtures. This work represents the first simulation study to characterize extraframework ions and examine gas separation in a charged ZMOF. The simulation results reveal that rho-ZMOF is a promising candidate for the separation of syngas, natural gas, and flue gas. © 2009 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Journal of the American Chemical Society
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/90457
ISSN: 00027863
DOI: 10.1021/ja901061j
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