High and Selective CO2 Uptake in a Cobalt Adeninate Metal-Organic Framework Exhibiting Pyrimidine- and Amino-Decorated Pores

Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 219 Parkman Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA.
Journal of the American Chemical Society (Impact Factor: 12.11). 12/2009; 132(1):38-9. DOI: 10.1021/ja909169x
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The synthesis and structure of Co(2)(ad)(2)(CO(2)CH(3))(2) x 2 DMF x 0.5 H(2)O (bio-MOF-11) is described. Pyrimidine and amino groups of adeninate (ad) decorate the pores of the framework. The porosity of this material was studied, and its CO(2) and H(2) adsorption properties were evaluated. bio-MOF-11 exhibits a high heat of adsorption for CO(2) (approximately 45 kJ/mol), a high CO(2) capacity (approximately 6 mmol/g, 273 K), and exceptional selectivity for CO(2) over N(2) at 273 K (81:1) and 298 K (75:1).

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