Continuous Polycrystalline Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-90 Membranes on Polymeric Hollow Fibers


  • This work was supported by the Phillips 66 Company.


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Headed for a membrane: Continuous, polycrystalline ZIF-90 membranes (picture, left) can be grown at 65 °C from methanolic precursor solutions on nanocrystal-seeded surfaces of poly(amide–imide) macroporous hollow fibers (right). The ZIF-90 membranes exhibit good separation properties for linear over cyclic hydrocarbons, as well as gas permeation selectivities higher than Knudsen values.