Selective Removal of N-Heterocyclic Aromatic Contaminants from Fuels by Lewis Acidic Metal–Organic Frameworks (pages 4210–4214)
Michael Maes, Maarten Trekels, Mohammed Boulhout, Stijn Schouteden, Frederik Vermoortele, Dr. Luc Alaerts, Dr. Daniela Heurtaux, You-Kyong Seo, Dr. Young Kyu Hwang, Dr. Jong-San Chang, Dr. Isabelle Beurroies, Dr. Renaud Denoyel, Prof. Dr. Kristiaan Temst, Prof. Dr. Andre Vantomme, Dr. Patricia Horcajada, Prof. Dr. Christian Serre and Prof. Dr. Dirk E. De Vos
Version of Record online: 6 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100050
Bring in the cleaner! Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are able to separate nitrogen and sulfur contaminants from fuel, which may lead to the production of cleaner fuels (see picture; ppmw=parts per million by weight). The separation ability is shown to originate from the Lewis acidity of the metal sites in the MOFs.