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Title: Incorporating Heavy Alkanes in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Optimizing Adsorbed Natural Gas Capacity

Abstract

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as methane adsorbents are highly promising materials for applications such as methane-powered vehicles, flare gas capture, and field natural gas separation. Pre- and post-synthetic modification of MOFs have been known to help improve both the overall methane uptake as well as the working capacity. Herein, we introduce a post-synthetic modification strategy to non-covalently modify MOF adsorbents for the enhancement of the natural gas uptake for the MOF material. In our study, we doped PCN-250 adsorbents with C 10 alkane and C 14 fatty acid, investigating their impact on the methane uptake capabilities. We found that even trace amount of heavy hydrocarbons can considerably enhance the raw methane uptake of the MOF while still being regenerable. The doped hydrocarbons are presumably located at the mesoporous defects of PCN-250, thus optimizing the framework-methane interactions. Finally, these findings reveal a general approach which can be used to modify the MOF absorbents, improving their ability to be sustainable and renewable natural gas adsorption platforms.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; framergy Inc., College Station, TX (United States)
  3. framergy Inc., College Station, TX (United States)
  4. Tianjin Univ. of Technology (China). Inst. of New Energy Materials & Low Carbon Technology, School of Material Science & Engineering
  5. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers, Washington D.C. (EFRC) (United States). Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (CGS); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566407
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1479156
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001015; 1632486
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 64; Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; membrane; carbon capture; materials and chemistry by design; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); synthesis (scalable processing); high pressure; hydrocarbon; mesoporous; metal-organic framework; methane storage

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Fang, Yu, Banerjee, Sayan, Joseph, Elizabeth A., Day, Gregory S., Bosch, Mathieu, Li, Jialuo, Wang, Qi, Drake, Hannah, Ozdemir, Osman K., Ornstein, Jason M., Wang, Ye, Lu, Tong‐Bu, and Zhou, Hong‐Cai. Incorporating Heavy Alkanes in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Optimizing Adsorbed Natural Gas Capacity. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/chem.201804012.
Fang, Yu, Banerjee, Sayan, Joseph, Elizabeth A., Day, Gregory S., Bosch, Mathieu, Li, Jialuo, Wang, Qi, Drake, Hannah, Ozdemir, Osman K., Ornstein, Jason M., Wang, Ye, Lu, Tong‐Bu, & Zhou, Hong‐Cai. Incorporating Heavy Alkanes in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Optimizing Adsorbed Natural Gas Capacity. United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201804012.
Fang, Yu, Banerjee, Sayan, Joseph, Elizabeth A., Day, Gregory S., Bosch, Mathieu, Li, Jialuo, Wang, Qi, Drake, Hannah, Ozdemir, Osman K., Ornstein, Jason M., Wang, Ye, Lu, Tong‐Bu, and Zhou, Hong‐Cai. Mon . "Incorporating Heavy Alkanes in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Optimizing Adsorbed Natural Gas Capacity". United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201804012. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1566407.
@article{osti_1566407,
title = {Incorporating Heavy Alkanes in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Optimizing Adsorbed Natural Gas Capacity},
author = {Fang, Yu and Banerjee, Sayan and Joseph, Elizabeth A. and Day, Gregory S. and Bosch, Mathieu and Li, Jialuo and Wang, Qi and Drake, Hannah and Ozdemir, Osman K. and Ornstein, Jason M. and Wang, Ye and Lu, Tong‐Bu and Zhou, Hong‐Cai},
abstractNote = {Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as methane adsorbents are highly promising materials for applications such as methane-powered vehicles, flare gas capture, and field natural gas separation. Pre- and post-synthetic modification of MOFs have been known to help improve both the overall methane uptake as well as the working capacity. Herein, we introduce a post-synthetic modification strategy to non-covalently modify MOF adsorbents for the enhancement of the natural gas uptake for the MOF material. In our study, we doped PCN-250 adsorbents with C10 alkane and C14 fatty acid, investigating their impact on the methane uptake capabilities. We found that even trace amount of heavy hydrocarbons can considerably enhance the raw methane uptake of the MOF while still being regenerable. The doped hydrocarbons are presumably located at the mesoporous defects of PCN-250, thus optimizing the framework-methane interactions. Finally, these findings reveal a general approach which can be used to modify the MOF absorbents, improving their ability to be sustainable and renewable natural gas adsorption platforms.},
doi = {10.1002/chem.201804012},
journal = {Chemistry - A European Journal},
number = 64,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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