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dc.contributor.authorLi, Xiaolin
dc.contributor.authorWang, Juehua
dc.contributor.authorBai, Nannan
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xinran; orcid: 0000-0002-0734-6173
dc.contributor.authorHan, Xue
dc.contributor.authorda Silva, Ivan; orcid: 0000-0002-4472-9675
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Christopher G.
dc.contributor.authorXu, Shaojun; orcid: 0000-0002-8026-8714
dc.contributor.authorWilary, Damian M.
dc.contributor.authorSun, Yinyong; orcid: 0000-0002-5570-5089
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Yongqiang
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Claire A.
dc.contributor.authorTang, Chiu C.
dc.contributor.authorFrogley, Mark D.; orcid: 0000-0002-0742-5007
dc.contributor.authorCinque, Gianfelice
dc.contributor.authorLowe, Tristan
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Haifei
dc.contributor.authorRamirez-Cuesta, Anibal J.; orcid: 0000-0003-1231-0068
dc.contributor.authorThomas, K. Mark; orcid: 0000-0002-8661-3099
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Leslie W.
dc.contributor.authorYang, Sihai; orcid: 0000-0002-1111-9272; email: Sihai.Yang@manchester.ac.uk
dc.contributor.authorSchröder, Martin; orcid: 0000-0001-6992-0700; email: m.schroder@manchester.ac.uk
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-27T15:23:19Z
dc.date.available2021-08-27T15:23:19Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-27
dc.date.submitted2019-07-23
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625710/41467_2020_Article_17640.pdf?sequence=2
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625710/additional-files.zip?sequence=3
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625710/41467_2020_17640_MOESM1_ESM.pdf?sequence=4
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625710/41467_2020_Article_17640_nlm.xml?sequence=5
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625710/41467_2020_17640_MOESM2_ESM.pdf?sequence=6
dc.identifier.citationNature Communications, volume 11, issue 1, page 4280
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/625710
dc.descriptionFrom Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: received 2019-07-23, accepted 2020-07-06, registration 2020-07-14, pub-electronic 2020-08-27, online 2020-08-27, collection 2020-12
dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
dc.descriptionFunder: RCUK | Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); doi: https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000266; Grant(s): EP/I011870
dc.descriptionFunder: EC | EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020 | H2020 Priority Excellent Science | H2020 European Research Council (H2020 Excellent Science - European Research Council); doi: https://doi.org/10.13039/100010663; Grant(s): 742401
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The demand for xylenes is projected to increase over the coming decades. The separation of xylene isomers, particularly p- and m-xylenes, is vital for the production of numerous polymers and materials. However, current state-of-the-art separation is based upon fractional crystallisation at 220 K which is highly energy intensive. Here, we report the discrimination of xylene isomers via refinement of the pore size in a series of porous metal–organic frameworks, MFM-300, at sub-angstrom precision leading to the optimal kinetic separation of all three xylene isomers at room temperature. The exceptional performance of MFM-300 for xylene separation is confirmed by dynamic ternary breakthrough experiments. In-depth structural and vibrational investigations using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and terahertz spectroscopy define the underlying host–guest interactions that give rise to the observed selectivity (p-xylene < o-xylene < m-xylene) and separation factors of 4.6–18 for p- and m-xylenes.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group UK
dc.rightsLicence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceeissn: 2041-1723
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subject/639/638/298/921
dc.subject/639/301/299/921
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dc.subject/128
dc.subjectarticle
dc.titleRefinement of pore size at sub-angstrom precision in robust metal–organic frameworks for separation of xylenes
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2021-08-27T15:23:18Z
dc.date.accepted2020-07-06


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