In one embodiment, the present invention relates generally to a method for separating olefins from paraffins. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a mixture comprising olefins and paraffins, providing a gas separation agent to associatively, reversibly and selectively bind the olefin and dissociating the olefin from the gas separation agent.
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING
 This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC36-04GO14151 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.