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Title: Gas separation mechanism of CO 2 selective amidoxime-poly(1-trimethylsilyl-1-propyne) membranes

Polymeric membranes for CO 2 separation have drawn significant attention in academia and industry. We prepared amidoxime-functionalized poly(1-trimethylsilyl-1-propyne) (AO-PTMSP) membranes through hydrosilylation and post-polymerization modification. Compared to neat PTMSP membranes, the AO-PTMSP membranes showed significant enhancements in CO 2/N 2 gas separation performance (CO 2 permeability ~6000 Barrer; CO 2/N 2 selectivity 17). This systematic study provides clear guidelines on how to tune the CO 2-philicity within PTMSP matrices and the effects on gas selectivity. Key parameters for elucidating the gas transport mechanism were discussed based on CO 2 sorption measurements and fractional free volume estimates. The effect of the AO content on CO 2/N 2 selectivity was further examined by means of density functional theory calculations. Here, both experimental and theoretical data provide consistent results that conclusively show that CO 2/N 2 separation performance is enhanced by increased CO 2 polymer interactions.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Polymer Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 1759-9954
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; USDOE Office of Science (SC); USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1361374