Iron-Based Metal-Organic Framework with Hydrophobic Quadrilateral Channels for Highly Selective Separation of Hexane Isomers

Daofei Lv, Hao Wang, Yongwei Chen, Feng Xu, Renfeng Shi, Zewei Liu, Xinlong Wang, Simon J. Teat, Qibin Xia, Zhong Li, Jing Li

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A novel iron-based microporous metal-organic framework built of trinuclear iron clusters [Fe33-O)(COO)6] and 2,2-bis(4-carboxyphenyl)-hexafluoropropane (6FDCA) has been prepared by solvothermal synthesis. It exhibits excellent chemical stability and strong hydrophobic character. More importantly, this material is capable of separating hexane isomers with good separation performance on the basis of a kinetically controlled process, making it a promising candidate for improving the research octane number of gasoline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6031-6038
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 14 2018



  • adsorptive separation
  • chemical stability
  • hexane isomers
  • hydrophobic character
  • iron-based metal-organic framework

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  • Materials Science(all)

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