Enhancement of CO2/CH4 selectivity in metal-organic frameworks containing lithium cations

Youn Sang Bae, Brad G. Hauser, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Randall Q. Snurr

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Incorporation of Li cations into MOFs by either of two methods, chemical reduction or cation exchange, significantly improves the CO2/CH 4 selectivity. While the selectivity enhancement by the chemical reduction seems to come from favorable displacement of catenated frameworks, the selectivity improvement by the Li cation exchange comes from enhanced solid-gas interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • Adsorption
  • Carbon dioxide (CO)
  • Lithium doping
  • Metal-organic framework (MOF)
  • Separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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