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Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks for kinetic separation of propane and propene

United States Patent

August 5, 2014
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Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs) characterized by organic ligands consisting of imidazole ligands that are either essentially all 2-chloroimidazole ligands or essentially all 2-bromoimidazole ligands are disclosed. Methods for separating propane and propene with the ZIFs of the present invention, as well as other ZIFs, are also disclosed.
Li; Jing (Cranbury, NJ), Li; Kunhao (Princeton, NJ), Olson; David H. (Pennington, NJ)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)
13/ 109,614
May 17, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-08ER46491, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to this invention.