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Crystal engineering of porous coordination networks for C3 hydrocarbon separation

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dc.contributor.author Gao, Mei-Yan
dc.contributor.author Song, Bai-Qiao
dc.contributor.author Sensharma, Debobroto
dc.contributor.author Zaworotko, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-11T10:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-11T10:15:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9771
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract C3 hydrocarbons (HCs), especially propylene and propane, are high‐volume products of the chemical industry as they are utilized for the production of fuels, polymers, and chemical commodities. Demand for C3 HCs as chemical building blocks is increasing but obtaining them in sufficient purity (>99.95%) for polymer and chemical processes requires economically and energetically costly methods such as cryogenic distillation. Adsorptive separations using porous coordination networks (PCNs) could offer an energy‐efficient alternative to current technologies for C3 HC purification because of the lower energy footprint of sorbent separations for recycling versus alternatives such as distillation, solvent extraction, and chemical transformation. In this review, we address how the structural modularity of porous PCNs makes them amenable to crystal engineering that in turn enables control over pore size, shape, and chemistry. We detail how control over pore structure has enabled PCN sorbents to offer benchmark performance for C3 separations thanks to several distinct mechanisms, each of which is highlighted. We also discuss the major challenges and opportunities that remain to be addressed before the commercial development of PCNs as advanced sorbents for C3 separation becomes viable. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation 13RPB2549 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SmartMat;
dc.subject binding sites en_US
dc.subject C3 hydrocarbon en_US
dc.subject PCNs en_US
dc.subject separation en_US
dc.title Crystal engineering of porous coordination networks for C3 hydrocarbon separation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/smm2.1016
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/RP/B2549 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 16/IA/4624 en_US
dc.relation.projectid IRCLA/2019/167 en_US
dc.relation.projectid ADG 885695 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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