Sorption of benzene vapors to flexible metal-organic framework [Zn 2(bdc)2(dabco)]

Elissa A. Ukraintseva, Andrey Yu Manakov, Denis G. Samsonenko, Sergey A. Sapchenko, Evgeny Yu Semitut, Vladimir P. Fedin

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The isotherms of benzene sorption by the metal-organic coordination polymer [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)] were studied within the temperature range 25-90 C at pressures up to 75 torr. The maximal benzene content in [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)] at room temperature was demonstrated to correspond to the composition [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)] ·3.8C6H6. It was established that the process of benzene desorption from the substance under investigation occurs in three stages. (1) Evaporation of benzene from the phase of variable composition (phase C) with compression and distortion of the unit cell (the composition of the phase C varies from [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)]·3.8C 6H6 to [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)]·3. 2C6H6). (2) The transformation of the phase C into phase P. The phase P has the same unit cell geometry as that for the empty framework. The maximal benzene content is [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)] ·1.0C6H6. (3) Benzene evaporation from the phase P of variable composition. We studied the temperature dependences of the equilibrium vapor pressure of benzene for the samples with compositions [Zn 2(bdc)2(dabco)]·3.0(3)C6H6 and [Zn2(bdc)2(dabco)]·2.0(3)C6H 6 within the temperature range 290-370 K. The thermodynamic parameters of benzene vaporization were determined for the latter compound (ΔHav. o = 49 (1)kJ (moleC6H 6)-1; Δ(ΔSav. o = 100(3)J(moleC6H6K)-1 (ΔG av. o = 19.0(2)kJ(moleC6H6) -1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Benzene
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Sorption
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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