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Title: Ultra-selective high-flux membranes from directly synthesized zeolite nanosheets

Abstract

A zeolite with structure type MFI is an aluminosilicate or silicate material that has a three-dimensionally connected pore network, which enables molecular recognition in the size range 0.5-0.6 nm. These micropore dimensions are relevant for many valuable chemical intermediates, and therefore MFI-type zeolites are widely used in the chemical industry as selective catalysts or adsorbents. As with all zeolites, strategies to tailor them for specific applications include controlling their crystal size and shape. Nanometre-thick MFI crystals (nanosheets) have been introduced in pillared and self-pillared (intergrown) architectures, offering improved mass-transfer characteristics for certain adsorption and catalysis applications. Moreover, single (non-intergrown and nonlayered) nanosheets have been used to prepare thin membranes that could be used to improve the energy efficiency of separation processes. However, until now, single MFI nanosheets have been prepared using a multi-step approach based on the exfoliation of layered MFI9,15, followed by centrifugation to remove non-exfoliated particles. This top-down method is time-consuming, costly and low-yield and it produces fragmented nanosheets with submicrometre lateral dimensions. Alternatively, direct (bottom-up) synthesis could produce high-aspect-ratio zeolite nanosheets, with improved yield and at lower cost. Here we use a nanocrystal-seeded growth method triggered by a single rotational intergrowth to synthesize high-aspect-ratio MFI nanosheets withmore » a thickness of 5 nanometres (2.5 unit cells). These high-aspect-ratio nanosheets allow the fabrication of thin and defect-free coatings that effectively cover porous substrates. Finally, these coatings can be intergrown to produce high-flux and ultra-selective MFI membranes that compare favourably with other MFI membranes prepared from existing MFI materials (such as exfoliated nanosheets or nanocrystals).« less

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  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
  2. King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  4. Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22), Scientific User Facilities Division; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division; King Abdulaziz University; National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1373573
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature (London)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nature (London); Journal Volume: 543; Journal Issue: 7647; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-0836
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Jeon, Mi Young, Kim, Donghun, Kumar, Prashant, Lee, Pyung Soo, Rangnekar, Neel, Bai, Peng, Shete, Meera, Elyassi, Bahman, Lee, Han Seung, Narasimharao, Katabathini, Basahel, Sulaiman Nasir, Al-Thabaiti, Shaeel, Xu, Wenqian, Cho, Hong Je, Fetisov, Evgenii O., Thyagarajan, Raghuram, DeJaco, Robert F., Fan, Wei, Mkhoyan, K. Andre, Siepmann, J. Ilja, and Tsapatsis, Michael. Ultra-selective high-flux membranes from directly synthesized zeolite nanosheets. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21421.
Jeon, Mi Young, Kim, Donghun, Kumar, Prashant, Lee, Pyung Soo, Rangnekar, Neel, Bai, Peng, Shete, Meera, Elyassi, Bahman, Lee, Han Seung, Narasimharao, Katabathini, Basahel, Sulaiman Nasir, Al-Thabaiti, Shaeel, Xu, Wenqian, Cho, Hong Je, Fetisov, Evgenii O., Thyagarajan, Raghuram, DeJaco, Robert F., Fan, Wei, Mkhoyan, K. Andre, Siepmann, J. Ilja, & Tsapatsis, Michael. Ultra-selective high-flux membranes from directly synthesized zeolite nanosheets. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21421
Jeon, Mi Young, Kim, Donghun, Kumar, Prashant, Lee, Pyung Soo, Rangnekar, Neel, Bai, Peng, Shete, Meera, Elyassi, Bahman, Lee, Han Seung, Narasimharao, Katabathini, Basahel, Sulaiman Nasir, Al-Thabaiti, Shaeel, Xu, Wenqian, Cho, Hong Je, Fetisov, Evgenii O., Thyagarajan, Raghuram, DeJaco, Robert F., Fan, Wei, Mkhoyan, K. Andre, Siepmann, J. Ilja, and Tsapatsis, Michael. Wed . "Ultra-selective high-flux membranes from directly synthesized zeolite nanosheets". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21421. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373573.
@article{osti_1373573,
title = {Ultra-selective high-flux membranes from directly synthesized zeolite nanosheets},
author = {Jeon, Mi Young and Kim, Donghun and Kumar, Prashant and Lee, Pyung Soo and Rangnekar, Neel and Bai, Peng and Shete, Meera and Elyassi, Bahman and Lee, Han Seung and Narasimharao, Katabathini and Basahel, Sulaiman Nasir and Al-Thabaiti, Shaeel and Xu, Wenqian and Cho, Hong Je and Fetisov, Evgenii O. and Thyagarajan, Raghuram and DeJaco, Robert F. and Fan, Wei and Mkhoyan, K. Andre and Siepmann, J. Ilja and Tsapatsis, Michael},
abstractNote = {A zeolite with structure type MFI is an aluminosilicate or silicate material that has a three-dimensionally connected pore network, which enables molecular recognition in the size range 0.5-0.6 nm. These micropore dimensions are relevant for many valuable chemical intermediates, and therefore MFI-type zeolites are widely used in the chemical industry as selective catalysts or adsorbents. As with all zeolites, strategies to tailor them for specific applications include controlling their crystal size and shape. Nanometre-thick MFI crystals (nanosheets) have been introduced in pillared and self-pillared (intergrown) architectures, offering improved mass-transfer characteristics for certain adsorption and catalysis applications. Moreover, single (non-intergrown and nonlayered) nanosheets have been used to prepare thin membranes that could be used to improve the energy efficiency of separation processes. However, until now, single MFI nanosheets have been prepared using a multi-step approach based on the exfoliation of layered MFI9,15, followed by centrifugation to remove non-exfoliated particles. This top-down method is time-consuming, costly and low-yield and it produces fragmented nanosheets with submicrometre lateral dimensions. Alternatively, direct (bottom-up) synthesis could produce high-aspect-ratio zeolite nanosheets, with improved yield and at lower cost. Here we use a nanocrystal-seeded growth method triggered by a single rotational intergrowth to synthesize high-aspect-ratio MFI nanosheets with a thickness of 5 nanometres (2.5 unit cells). These high-aspect-ratio nanosheets allow the fabrication of thin and defect-free coatings that effectively cover porous substrates. Finally, these coatings can be intergrown to produce high-flux and ultra-selective MFI membranes that compare favourably with other MFI membranes prepared from existing MFI materials (such as exfoliated nanosheets or nanocrystals).},
doi = {10.1038/nature21421},
journal = {Nature (London)},
number = 7647,
volume = 543,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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    • Qin, Wei; Jain, Rishabh; Robles Hernández, Francisco C.
    • Chemistry – A European Journal, Vol. 25, Issue 23
    • DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901067

    In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Nanocrystal Formation for Electrocatalysis
    journal, October 2019


    Melamine‐Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High‐Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration
    journal, October 2019

    • Amirilargani, Mohammad; Yokota, Giovana N.; Vermeij, Gijs H.
    • ChemSusChem, Vol. 13, Issue 1
    • DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201902341

    Intrinsically Microporous Polymer Nanosheets for High‐Performance Gas Separation Membranes
    journal, December 2019

    • Tamaddondar, Marzieh; Foster, Andrew B.; Luque‐Alled, Jose M.
    • Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol. 41, Issue 2
    • DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900572

    Template‐Free, Surfactant‐Mediated Orientation of Self‐Assembled Supercrystals of Metal–Organic Framework Particles
    journal, June 2019


    Recent advances on mixed-matrix membranes for gas separation: Opportunities and engineering challenges
    journal, June 2018

    • Hamid, Mohamad Rezi Abdul; Jeong, Hae-Kwon
    • Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 35, Issue 8
    • DOI: 10.1007/s11814-018-0081-1

    MXene molecular sieving membranes for highly efficient gas separation
    journal, January 2018


    Metal-induced ordered microporous polymers for fabricating large-area gas separation membranes
    journal, November 2018


    Formation of two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets with nanoparticles as intermediates
    journal, July 2019


    One-dimensional intergrowths in two-dimensional zeolite nanosheets and their effect on ultra-selective transport
    journal, February 2020


    Nanofluidics in two-dimensional layered materials: inspirations from nature
    journal, January 2017

    • Gao, Jun; Feng, Yaping; Guo, Wei
    • Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 46, Issue 17
    • DOI: 10.1039/c7cs00369b

    In situ synthesis of ultrathin metal–organic framework nanosheets: a new method for 2D metal-based nanoporous carbon electrocatalysts
    journal, January 2017

    • Huang, Liang; Zhang, Xueping; Han, Yujie
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, Issue 35
    • DOI: 10.1039/c7ta05821g

    Thermal processing of zeolite seed layers for the fabrication of compact oriented MFI zeolite films
    journal, January 2018

    • Peng, Yong; Xu, Ruilan; Jiang, Xinde
    • CrystEngComm, Vol. 20, Issue 32
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8ce00943k

    Strategies to control zeolite particle morphology
    journal, January 2019

    • Li, Shiying; Li, Junfen; Dong, Mei
    • Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 48, Issue 3
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00774h

    Ultrafast synthesis of zeolites: breakthrough, progress and perspective
    journal, January 2019

    • Liu, Zhendong; Zhu, Jie; Wakihara, Toru
    • Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Vol. 6, Issue 1
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8qi00939b

    Sol–gel asynchronous crystallization of ultra-selective metal–organic framework membranes for gas separation
    journal, January 2018

    • Li, Wanbin; Wu, Wufeng; Li, Zhanjun
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, Issue 34
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8ta06083e

    Two-dimensional nanochannel membranes for molecular and ionic separations
    journal, January 2020

    • Wang, Shaofei; Yang, Leixin; He, Guangwei
    • Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 49, Issue 4
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00751b

    Highly permeable and oriented AlPO-18 membranes prepared using directly synthesized nanosheets for CO 2 /CH 4 separation
    journal, January 2019

    • Wang, Bin; Gao, Feng; Zhang, Feng
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 7, Issue 21
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta01233h

    Ultrathin ZSM-5 zeolite nanosheet laminated membrane for high-flux desalination of concentrated brines
    journal, November 2018


    Zeolitic imidazolate framework membranes made by ligand-induced permselectivation
    journal, September 2018


    2D-enabled membranes: materials and beyond
    journal, May 2019


    A Brief Overview on the Anticorrosion Performances of Sol-Gel Zeolite Coatings
    journal, June 2019


    Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Membranes for Light Olefin/Paraffin Separation
    journal, December 2018