Separation of hydrocarbons with a microporous metal-organic framework

Long Pan, David H. Olson, Lauren R. Ciemnolonski, Ryan Heady, Jing Li

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Separating the wheat from the chaff: The microporous metal-organic framework (MMOF) of [Cu(hfipbb)(H2hfipbb)0.5] is based on a bimetallic paddle-wheel building block and comprises 1D tubular microchannels formed by the interpenetration of two identical 44 nets. The channels are hydrophobic and have the ideal size and shape to selectively adsorb C 2, C3, and n-C4 olefins and alkanes (see picture). (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2006


  • Adsorption
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Microporous materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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