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New Class of Type III Porous Liquids: A Promising Platform for Rational Adjustment of Gas Sorption Behavior

Class of Type III Porous Liquids: A Promising Platform for Rational
Adjustment of Gas Sorption Behavior
Shannon M. Mahurin, Xunxiang Hu, Weida Shan, Huabin Xing, Liyun Kong, Jennifer A. Schott, Sheng Dai, Tao Tian, Pasquale F. Fulvio, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh
Porous materials have already manifested their unique properties in a number of fields. Generally, all porous materials are in a solid state other than liquid, in which molecules are closely packed without porosity. “Porous” and “liquid” seem like antonyms. Herein, we report a new class of Type 3 porous liquids based on rational coupling of microporous framework nanoparticles as porous hosts with a bulky ionic liquid as the fluid media. Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) and CO2 adsorption measurements confirm the successful engineering of permanent porosity into these liquids. Compared to common porous solid materials, as-synthesized porous liquids exhibited pronounced hysteresis loops in the CO2 sorption isotherms even at ambient conditions (298 K, 1 bar). The unique features of these novel porous liquids could bring new opportunities in many fields including gas separation and storage, air separation and regeneration, gas transport, and permanent gas storage at ambient conditions.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b15873

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b15873

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