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New Findings from Monash University in Nanoporous Provides New Insights

May 16, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Nanoporous. According to news reporting originating from Clayton, Australia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The carbonization of a newly reported two-dimensional zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-L) with leaf-like morphology was investigated by TG, SEM, XRD and XPS. ZIF-L flakes were thermally stable at up to 200 degrees C, and completely transformed into an amorphous carbonaceous material after heat treatment in nitrogen at 550 degrees C. A carbon composite membrane was then prepared by deposition of ZIF-L flakes on a porous alumina support and then direct carbonization of ZIF-L film."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Monash University, "During the carbonization, the ZIF-L membrane reorganized into a nanoporous carbon composite membrane composed of ZnO nanoparticles and leaf-like carbon flakes. The resulting nanoporous carbon composite membrane exhibited a narrow micropore size distribution, and it had higher BET surface area than the ZIF-L flakes. Gas separation permeation experiments showed that the carbon composite membrane had a high H-2 permeance of 3.5 x 10(-6) mol m(-2) s(-1) Pa-1, and moderate H-2/N-2 and H-2/CO2 ideal selectivities of 6.2 and 4.9, respectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This work presents a simple and effective method for preparing functional nanoporous carbon composite membranes from ZIFs (or MOFs) for many potential applications."

For more information on this research see: Carbon composite membrane derived from a two-dimensional zeolitic imidazolate framework and its gas separation properties. Carbon, 2014;72():242-249. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Carbon -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z.X. Zhong, Monash University, Dept. of Chem Engn, Clayton, Vic 3800, Australia. Additional authors for this research include J.F. Yao, Z.X. Low, R.Z. Chen, M. He and H.T. Wang (see also Nanoporous).

Keywords for this news article include: Clayton, Nanoporous, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Australia and New Zealand

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