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Title: Accelerating Membrane-based CO 2 Separation by Soluble Nanoporous Polymer Networks Produced by Mechanochemical Oxidative Coupling

Achieving homogeneous dispersion of nanoporous fillers within membrane architectures remains a great challenge for mixed-matrix membrane (MMMs) technology. Imparting solution processability of nanoporous materials would help advance the development of MMMs for membrane-based gas separations. A mechanochemically assisted oxidative coupling polymerization strategy was used to create a new family of soluble nanoporous polymer networks. The solid-state ball-milling method affords inherent molecular weight control over polymer growth and therefore provides unexpected solubility for the resulting nanoporous frameworks. MMM-based CO 2/CH 4 separation performance was significantly accelerated by these new soluble fillers. In conclusion, we anticipate this facile method will facilitate new possibilities for the rational design and synthesis of soluble nanoporous polymer networks and promote their applications in membrane-based gas separations.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ORCiD logo [4] ;  [5] ;  [3] ;  [6] ;  [7] ; ORCiD logo [7] ; ORCiD logo [7] ;  [5] ;  [6] ; ORCiD logo [8]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Nanjing Tech Univ., Nanjing (China). State Key Lab. of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
  5. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  6. Nanjing Tech Univ., Nanjing (China). State Key Lab. of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Center for Advanced Materials
  7. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
  8. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CO2/CH4 separation; mechanochemistry; mixed-matrix membranes; oxidative coupling polymerization; soluble nanoporous polymer networks
OSTI Identifier:
1462862

Zhu, Xiang, Hua, Yinying, Tian, Chengcheng C., Abney, Carter W., Zhang, Peng, Jin, Tian, Liu, Gongping, Browning, Katie L., Sacci, Robert L., Veith, Gabriel M., Zhou, Hong-Cai, Jin, Wanqin Q., and Dai, Sheng. Accelerating Membrane-based CO2 Separation by Soluble Nanoporous Polymer Networks Produced by Mechanochemical Oxidative Coupling. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1002/anie.201710420.
Zhu, Xiang, Hua, Yinying, Tian, Chengcheng C., Abney, Carter W., Zhang, Peng, Jin, Tian, Liu, Gongping, Browning, Katie L., Sacci, Robert L., Veith, Gabriel M., Zhou, Hong-Cai, Jin, Wanqin Q., & Dai, Sheng. Accelerating Membrane-based CO2 Separation by Soluble Nanoporous Polymer Networks Produced by Mechanochemical Oxidative Coupling. United States. doi:10.1002/anie.201710420.
Zhu, Xiang, Hua, Yinying, Tian, Chengcheng C., Abney, Carter W., Zhang, Peng, Jin, Tian, Liu, Gongping, Browning, Katie L., Sacci, Robert L., Veith, Gabriel M., Zhou, Hong-Cai, Jin, Wanqin Q., and Dai, Sheng. 2017. "Accelerating Membrane-based CO2 Separation by Soluble Nanoporous Polymer Networks Produced by Mechanochemical Oxidative Coupling". United States. doi:10.1002/anie.201710420.
@article{osti_1462862,
title = {Accelerating Membrane-based CO2 Separation by Soluble Nanoporous Polymer Networks Produced by Mechanochemical Oxidative Coupling},
author = {Zhu, Xiang and Hua, Yinying and Tian, Chengcheng C. and Abney, Carter W. and Zhang, Peng and Jin, Tian and Liu, Gongping and Browning, Katie L. and Sacci, Robert L. and Veith, Gabriel M. and Zhou, Hong-Cai and Jin, Wanqin Q. and Dai, Sheng},
abstractNote = {Achieving homogeneous dispersion of nanoporous fillers within membrane architectures remains a great challenge for mixed-matrix membrane (MMMs) technology. Imparting solution processability of nanoporous materials would help advance the development of MMMs for membrane-based gas separations. A mechanochemically assisted oxidative coupling polymerization strategy was used to create a new family of soluble nanoporous polymer networks. The solid-state ball-milling method affords inherent molecular weight control over polymer growth and therefore provides unexpected solubility for the resulting nanoporous frameworks. MMM-based CO2/CH4 separation performance was significantly accelerated by these new soluble fillers. In conclusion, we anticipate this facile method will facilitate new possibilities for the rational design and synthesis of soluble nanoporous polymer networks and promote their applications in membrane-based gas separations.},
doi = {10.1002/anie.201710420},
journal = {Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)},
number = 11,
volume = 57,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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