High propene/propane selectivity in isostructural metal-organic frameworks with high densities of open metal sites

Youn Sang Bae, Chang Yeon Lee, Ki Chul Kim, Omar K. Farha, Peter Nickias, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen, Randall Q. Snurr

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Two go in, one comes out: A series of isostructural M-MOF-74 materials (M=Co, Mn, and Mg) with high densities of open metal sites have been examined for the selective adsorption of propene over propane. Co-MOF-74 exhibits the highest thermodynamic C 3H 6/C 3H 8 selectivity (ca. 45) reported for any MOF to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1857-1860
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2012



  • adsorption
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • open metal sites
  • propane
  • propene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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