Type 3 porous liquids based on non-ionic liquid phases – a broad and tailorable platform of selective, fluid gas sorbents

John Cahir, Min Ying Tsang, Beibei Lai, David Hughes, M. Ashraf Alam, Johan Jacquemin, David Rooney, Stuart L. James

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We describe a series of Type 3 porous liquids, denoted “T3PLs”, based on a wide range of microporous solids including MOFs, zeolites and a porous organic polymer (PAF-1). These solids are dispersed in various non-ionic liquid phases (including silicone oils, triglyceride oils, and polyethylene glycols) which have a range of structures and properties, and that are in many cases sterically excluded from the pores of the solids. Several stable dispersions with high gas uptakes are obtained. We show how these dispersions can be tailored toward important gas separation processes (CO2/CH4, C2H4/C2H6) and applications that require biocompatibility.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Science
Publication statusPublished - 09 Jan 2020


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