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Title: para -Xylene Ultra-selective Zeolite MFI Membranes Fabricated from Nanosheet Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface

Abstract

The control of membrane morphology and microstructure is crucial to improve the separation performance of molecular-sieve membranes. This can be enabled by making thin, dense, and uniform seed-crystal coatings, which are then intergrown into continuous membranes. Herein, we show a novel and simple floating particle coating method can give closely packed monolayers of zeolite nanosheets on nonporous or porous supports. The zeolite nanosheet monolayer is formed at the air–water interface in a conical Teflon trough. As the water in the trough is drained, the monolayer is deposited on a support placed below. Membranes prepared by gel-free secondary growth of the nanosheets deposited by this method show unprecedented ultra-selective performance for separation of para- from ortho-xylene (separation factor >10,000).

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  2. Augsburg Univ., Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Physics
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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (CGS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1470070
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1412943
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001015
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: CGS partners with University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; University of Minnesota; National Energy Technology Laboratory; Texas A&M University; Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; membrane; carbon capture; materials and chemistry by design; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); synthesis (scalable processing)

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Kim, Donghun, Jeon, Mi Young, Stottrup, Benjamin L., and Tsapatsis, Michael. para -Xylene Ultra-selective Zeolite MFI Membranes Fabricated from Nanosheet Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/anie.201708835.
Kim, Donghun, Jeon, Mi Young, Stottrup, Benjamin L., & Tsapatsis, Michael. para -Xylene Ultra-selective Zeolite MFI Membranes Fabricated from Nanosheet Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface. United States. doi:10.1002/anie.201708835.
Kim, Donghun, Jeon, Mi Young, Stottrup, Benjamin L., and Tsapatsis, Michael. Thu . "para -Xylene Ultra-selective Zeolite MFI Membranes Fabricated from Nanosheet Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface". United States. doi:10.1002/anie.201708835. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1470070.
@article{osti_1470070,
title = {para -Xylene Ultra-selective Zeolite MFI Membranes Fabricated from Nanosheet Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface},
author = {Kim, Donghun and Jeon, Mi Young and Stottrup, Benjamin L. and Tsapatsis, Michael},
abstractNote = {The control of membrane morphology and microstructure is crucial to improve the separation performance of molecular-sieve membranes. This can be enabled by making thin, dense, and uniform seed-crystal coatings, which are then intergrown into continuous membranes. Herein, we show a novel and simple floating particle coating method can give closely packed monolayers of zeolite nanosheets on nonporous or porous supports. The zeolite nanosheet monolayer is formed at the air–water interface in a conical Teflon trough. As the water in the trough is drained, the monolayer is deposited on a support placed below. Membranes prepared by gel-free secondary growth of the nanosheets deposited by this method show unprecedented ultra-selective performance for separation of para- from ortho-xylene (separation factor >10,000).},
doi = {10.1002/anie.201708835},
journal = {Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)},
number = 2,
volume = 57,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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