Zeolitic lmidazolate Framework-Enabled Membranes: Challenges and Opportunities

Chen Zhang, William J. Koros

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Abstract

ZIFs are a unique class of porous solids topologically associated with zeolites, but dramatically different in components. Current research on ZIF-enabled membranes is highly imbalanced. Despite a large selection of available ZIF materials, seven out of ten published papers discuss ZIF-8-based membranes. This is partially due to insufficient knowledge on ZIFs' structure-transport property relationships as well as lack of capability to tailor their transport properties for particular separations. This Perspective will provide an account of recent progress in ZIF-enabled membranes and analyze the barriers that must be overcome to advance ZIF-enabled membranes beyond fundamental characterizations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3841-3849
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Volume6
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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