Fluorinated Ultra-microporous MOFs for Gas Separation Applications
15:30 - 04:00
Level 0, between bld. 4 and 5
The development of new adsorbents for gas separation related applications is of prime importance mainly for those that are performed using high energy-demanding process such as cryogenic separation. Research groups in both academia and industry have developed remarkable porous materials that can address such challenges. Among all of them, Ultra-microporous MOFs are now well recognized to be good candidates for separating molecules with close physical properties. Practically, the choice of adsorbent is governed by the pore size/shape aperture size of the MOF or by the expected interactions between the framework and the molecules. Here, the talk will emphasize on how the implementation of fluorine chemistry is a powerful pathway for fabricating a new series of ultra-microporous MOF adsorbent that displays both the right structural size/shape features and appropriate functionality for targeting important and complicated separations such as carbon capture or olefin/paraffin.