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Title: Location and valence state of strontium cations on the framework of a carbon dioxide selective porous silicoaluminophosphate

A Sr{sup 2+}-SAPO-34 material that displays superior CO2 adsorption selectivity and capacity was characterized via XPS and UV-vis spectroscopy to elucidate the valence state of strontium cations and framework silicon environment. Most importantly, the location of the strontium has been estimated from a Rietveld refinement analysis of synchrotron diffraction data. The XPS analysis indicated that the apparent valence state of the strontium is less than 2, an indication of its interaction with the large anionic framework. Furthermore, UV-vis tests pointed to changes in the silicon environment, plausibly related to this valence state or framework faulting. For the refinement, the analysis found that strontium occupied two unique sites: a site Sr1 slightly displaced from six-membered rings and a site Sr2 positioned at the top or bottom of the eight-membered rings. The latter position favors the interaction of the alkaline earth metal with CO{sub 2}, probably resulting in an enhanced electric field-quadrupole moment interaction.
Authors:
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  1. (Puerto Rico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1050752
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chem. Eng. J.; Journal Volume: 209; Journal Issue: (15) ; 10, 2012
Research Org:
Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ADSORPTION; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; ALUMINIUM PHOSPHATES; CAPACITY; CARBON DIOXIDE; CATIONS; DIFFRACTION; INTERACTIONS; MATERIALS; SILICON; SPECTROSCOPY; STRONTIUM; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; VALENCE; X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY