Fabrication of cuprous nanoparticles in MIL-101: An efficient adsorbent for the separation of olefin-paraffin mixtures

Ganggang Chang, Zongbi Bao, Qilong Ren, Shuguang Deng, Zhiguo Zhang, Baogen Su, Huabin Xing, Yiwen Yang

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Abstract

Various amounts of Cu+ nanoparticles were successfully deposited to the pores of metal-organic frameworks MIL-101 with a double-solvent method. An optimized, cuprous-loaded MIL-101 was shown to have an enhanced ethylene adsorption capacity and higher ethylene-ethane selectivity (14.0), compared to pure MIL-101 (1.6). The great improvement in selectivity can be attributed to the newly generated nano-sized cuprous chloride particles that can selectively interact with the carbon-carbon double bond in ethylene through π-complexation. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20230-20233
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Volume4
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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