(739a) MOF Molecular Sieves to Address Challenging Gas/Vapor Separations: Present and Future
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:15pm to 3:33pm
In the last 2 decades, major developments in Metal-Organic Frameworks was dedicated mainly to high surface area materials with large pores rather than molecular sieves with rigid or flexible small pores apertures. In my talk, I will illustrate the progress we have made in the development of tunable platforms with a variety of interesting intrinsic properties to target challenging separation of important isomers in petroleum and petrochemical industries. The optimal structural control at the molecular level of these particular platforms led to the discovery of new generations of MOF molecular sieves, to address challenging separations such as linear paraffin/mono-branched paraffin, mono-branched paraffin /disbranched paraffin and olefin-paraffin.