Highly effective H2/D2 separation in a stable Cu-based metal-organic framework
metal-organic framework (MOFs), hydrogen isotope, separation, breakthrough experiments
A three-dimensional copper metal-organic framework with the rare chabazite (CHA) topology namely FJI-Y11 has been constructed with flexibly carboxylic ligand 5,5'-[(1,4-phenylenebis(methylene))bis(oxy)]diisophthalic acid (H4L). FJI-Y11 exhibits high water stability with the pH range from 2 to 12 at temperature as high as 373 K. Importantly, FJI-Y11 also shows high efficiency of hydrogen isotope separation using dynamic column breakthrough experiments under atmospheric pressure at 77 K. Attributed to its excellent structural stability, FJI-Y11 possesses good regenerated performance and maintains high separation efficiency after three cycles of breakthrough experiments.
Tsinghua University Press
Yanan Si, Xiang He, Jie Jiang, Zhiming Duan, Wenjing Wang, Daqiang Yuan. Highly effective H2/D2 separation in a stable Cu-based metal-organic framework. Nano Research 2021, 14(2): 518-525.