Control of interpenetration: Via in situ lithium incorporation in MOFs and their gas adsorption properties and selectivity

Somboon Chaemchuem, Zhou Kui, Francis Verpoort

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Lithium incorporation in metal-organic frameworks during solvothermal synthesis demonstrates a significant modification of the structure chemistry and surface properties of MOFs towards the adsorption selectivity of gas mixtures (CO2 and CH4) at ambient conditions. Variation of the lithium loading (xLi-MOF-5) led to tunability of the interpenetration resulting in materials with substantial differences in their properties. The behavior of xLi-MOF-5 was evaluated via phase identification based on XRD, functional group coordination using FTIR and adsorption measurements applying N2, CO2 and CH4 gas adsorption/desorption analysis. These efforts give rise to a new strategy to tailor MOFs for high efficiency CO2 adsorption and separation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7614-7619
Number of pages6
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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