Selective separation of water, methanol, and ethanol by a porous coordination polymer built with a flexible tetrahedral ligand

Akihito Shigematsu, Teppei Yamada, Hiroshi Kitagawa

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Abstract

A novel porous coordination polymer, CuII(mtpm)Cl2 [mtpm = tetrakis(m-pyridyloxy methylene)methane], has been synthesized, and its crystal structure has been determined. Its adsorption isotherms for water, methanol, and ethanol are totally different from each other. It adsorbs water at low humidity and shows gate-open behavior for methanol, but it does not adsorb ethanol. This compound has the capacity to separate both methanol and water from bioethanol, which is a mixture of water, methanol, and ethanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13145-13147
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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