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Metal-organic framework for the separation of alkane isomers

United States Patent

9,540,294
January 10, 2017
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A metal organic framework Fe.sub.2(bdp).sub.3 (BDP.sup.2-=1,4-benzenedipyrazolate) with triangular channels is particularly suited for C5-C7 separations of alkanes according to the number of branches in the molecule rather than by carbon number. The metal-organic framework can offer pore geometries that is unavailable in zeolites or other porous media, facilitating distinct types of shape-based molecular separations.
Long; Jeffrey R. (Oakland, CA), Herm; Zoey R. (Berkeley, CA), Wiers; Brian M. (Berkeley, CA), Krishna; Rajamani (Amsterdam, NL)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, CA)
14/ 703,631
May 4, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-SC0001015 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.