Low-temperature Cu(I) loading on a mesoporous Metal–Organic framework for adsorptive separation of C3H6/C3H8 mixtures

Jung Woon Yoon, Ah Reum Kim, Min June Kim, Tae Ung Yoon, Jeong Hoon Kim, Youn Sang Bae

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We incorporated Cu(I) ions into a mesoporous metal–organic framework (MOF) through facile method involving CuCl2 loading, followed by reduction using Na2SO3 as reducing agent. The successful incorporation of Cu(I) ions was supported by various methods such as TEM-EDS, XPS and ICP-AES. Remarkably, the Cu(I) incorporation resulted in 4.2 times higher C3H6/C3H8 selectivity compared with the parent MOF as well as large C3H6 working capacity (1.3 mmol/g) at 10–100 kPa. Moreover, the Cu(I)-loaded MOF showed efficient separation of C3H6 from C3H8 under dynamic mixture flow conditions, easy regeneration under mild conditions, and good stability under atmospheric conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 1

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the “ Next Generation Carbon Upcycling Project ” (Project No. 2017M1A2A2043449 ) through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea. This work was also supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea under Grant NRF-2016R1A2B4014256 .

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© 2018 Elsevier Inc.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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