Quest for anionic MOF membranes: continuous sod-ZMOF membrane with CO2 adsorption-driven selectivity

by B.A. Al-Maythalony, O. Shekhah, R. Swaidan, Y. Belmabkhout, I. Pinnau, M. Eddaoudi
Year: 2015 DOI: 10.1021/ja511495j

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J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (5), pp 1754–1757, (2015)


We report the fabrication of the first continuous zeolite-like metal–organic framework (ZMOF) thin-film membrane. A pure phase sod-ZMOF, sodalite topology, membrane was grown and supported on a porous alumina substrate using a solvothermal crystallization method. The absence of pinhole defects in the film was confirmed and supported by the occurrence of quantifiable time-lags, for all studied gases, during constant volume/variable pressure permeation tests. For both pure and mixed gas feeds, the sod-ZMOF-1 membrane exhibits favorable permeation selectivity toward carbon dioxide over relevant industrial gases such as H2, N2, and CH4, and it is mainly governed by favorable CO2 adsorption.


Anionic MOF membranes