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Title: An Ultra-microporous Metal-Organic Framework with Exceptional Xe Capacity

Abstract

Molecular confinement plays a significant effect on trapped gas and solvent molecules. A fundamental understanding of gas adsorption within the porous confinement provides information necessary to design a material with improved selectivity. In this regard, metal organic frameworks (MOFs) adsorbents are ideal candidate materials to study confinement effects for weakly interacting gas molecules such as noble gases. Among the noble gases, Xenon (Xe) has practical applications in the medical, automotive and aerospace industries. In this communication, we report an ultra-microporous nickel-isonicotinate MOF with exceptional Xe uptake and selectivity compared to all benchmark MOF and porous organic cage materials. The selectivity arises because of the near perfect fit of the atomic Xe inside the porous confinement. Notably, at low partial pressure, the Ni-MOF interacts very strongly with Xe compared to the closely related Krypton gas (Kr) and more polarizable CO2. Further 129Xe NMR suggests a broad isotropic chemical shift due to the reduced motion as a result of confinement.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
  2. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
  3. University of Ottawa
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1673598
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-151859
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 55
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Confinement effects, atomically precise materials, MOFs, Noble gases

Citation Formats

Chakraborty, Debanjan, Nandi, Shyamapada, Maity, Rahul, Motkuri, Radha K., Han, Kee Sung, Collins, Sean, Humble, Paul H., Hayes, James C., Woo, Tom K., Vaidhyanathan, Ramanathan, and Thallapally, Praveen K. An Ultra-microporous Metal-Organic Framework with Exceptional Xe Capacity. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1002/chem.202002331.
Chakraborty, Debanjan, Nandi, Shyamapada, Maity, Rahul, Motkuri, Radha K., Han, Kee Sung, Collins, Sean, Humble, Paul H., Hayes, James C., Woo, Tom K., Vaidhyanathan, Ramanathan, & Thallapally, Praveen K. An Ultra-microporous Metal-Organic Framework with Exceptional Xe Capacity. United States. doi:10.1002/chem.202002331.
Chakraborty, Debanjan, Nandi, Shyamapada, Maity, Rahul, Motkuri, Radha K., Han, Kee Sung, Collins, Sean, Humble, Paul H., Hayes, James C., Woo, Tom K., Vaidhyanathan, Ramanathan, and Thallapally, Praveen K. Thu . "An Ultra-microporous Metal-Organic Framework with Exceptional Xe Capacity". United States. doi:10.1002/chem.202002331.
@article{osti_1673598,
title = {An Ultra-microporous Metal-Organic Framework with Exceptional Xe Capacity},
author = {Chakraborty, Debanjan and Nandi, Shyamapada and Maity, Rahul and Motkuri, Radha K. and Han, Kee Sung and Collins, Sean and Humble, Paul H. and Hayes, James C. and Woo, Tom K. and Vaidhyanathan, Ramanathan and Thallapally, Praveen K.},
abstractNote = {Molecular confinement plays a significant effect on trapped gas and solvent molecules. A fundamental understanding of gas adsorption within the porous confinement provides information necessary to design a material with improved selectivity. In this regard, metal organic frameworks (MOFs) adsorbents are ideal candidate materials to study confinement effects for weakly interacting gas molecules such as noble gases. Among the noble gases, Xenon (Xe) has practical applications in the medical, automotive and aerospace industries. In this communication, we report an ultra-microporous nickel-isonicotinate MOF with exceptional Xe uptake and selectivity compared to all benchmark MOF and porous organic cage materials. The selectivity arises because of the near perfect fit of the atomic Xe inside the porous confinement. Notably, at low partial pressure, the Ni-MOF interacts very strongly with Xe compared to the closely related Krypton gas (Kr) and more polarizable CO2. Further 129Xe NMR suggests a broad isotropic chemical shift due to the reduced motion as a result of confinement.},
doi = {10.1002/chem.202002331},
journal = {Chemistry - A European Journal},
number = 55,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {10}
}

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