Separation and molecular-level segregation of complex alkane mixtures in metal-organic frameworks

David Dubbeldam, Casey J. Galvin, Krista S. Walton, Donald E Ellis, Randall Q Snurr

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Abstract

In this computational work we explore metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for separating alkanes according to the degree of branching. We show that the structure MOF-1 shows an adsorption hierarchy for a 13-component light naphtha mixture precisely as desired for increasing the research octane number of gasoline. In addition we report an unusual molecular-level segregation of molecules based on their degree of branching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10884-10885
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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