Rapid synthesis of ultrathin, defect-free ZIF-8 membranes via chemical vapour modification of a polymeric support

Ezzatollah Shamsaei, Ze-Xian Low, Xiaocheng Lin, Alireza Mayahi, Huiyuan Liu, Xiwang Zhang, Jefferson Zhe Liu, Huanting Wang

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Ultrathin ZIF-8 membranes with a thickness of around 200 nm
were prepared by chemical vapour modification of surface chemistry
and nanopores of an asymmetric bromomethylated poly(2,6-
dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) (BPPO) substrate. The resulting
ZIF-8 membranes exhibited exceptional H2 permeance as high as
2.05 106 mol m2 s1 Pa1 with high H2/N2 and H2/CO2
selectivities (9.7 and 12.8, respectively).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11474 - 11477
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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