Methane Separation: High CO2/CH4 and C2 Hydrocarbons/CH4 Selectivity in a Chemically Robust Porous Coordination Polymer (Adv. Funct. Mater. 28/2013)

Authors

  • Jingui Duan,

    1. Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
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  • Masakazu Higuchi,

    1. Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
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  • Satoshi Horike,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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  • Maw Lin Foo,

    1. Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO, Kitagawa Integrated Pores Project, Kyoto Research Park, Bldg no. 3, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8815, Japan
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  • Koya Prabhakara Rao,

    1. Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
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  • Yasutaka Inubushi,

    1. Synthesis Research Laboratory, Kurashiki Research Center, Kuraray Co. Ltd., 2045-1, Sakazu, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-0801, Japan
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  • Tomohiro Fukushima,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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  • Susumu Kitagawa

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
    2. Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
    3. Japan Science and Technology Agency, ERATO, Kitagawa Integrated Pores Project, Kyoto Research Park, Bldg no. 3, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8815, Japan
    4. Japan Science and Technology Agency, ACT-C, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
    • Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
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Abstract

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On page 3525, Susumu Kitagawa and co-workers demonstrate a new porous coordination polymer, in which the uniform 1D channel and open metal sites lead to excellent methane separation capability towards carbon dioxide and C2 hydrocarbons at ambient temperature. More importantly, its high water- and acid/alkaline-resistance properties will pave the way for practical use for methane purification in the future.

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