Biobutanol Separation with the Metal–Organic Framework ZIF-8

Authors

  • Julien Cousin Saint Remi,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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  • Tom Rémy,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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  • Vincent Van Hunskerken,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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  • Stijn van de Perre,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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  • Tim Duerinck,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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  • Dr. Michael Maes,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Dr. Dirk De Vos,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
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  • Dr. Elena Gobechiya,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Dr. Christine E. A. Kirschhock,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Dr. Gino V. Baron,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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  • Prof. Dr. Joeri F. M. Denayer

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 2 629 17 98
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Abstract

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Keep ′em separated: Bioalcohols are alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals. Particularly biobutanol is an interesting compound, with properties superior to bioethanol. It is difficult, however, to separate biobutanol from the mixtures produced by the fermentation of biomass. This Communication describes a zeolitic imidazolate framework suitable for the separation of biobutanol from fermentation broths by adsorption.

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