25-27 November 2015
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone

Porous coordination polymers of alkyl amine ligands for carbon dioxide capture

27 Nov 2015, 15:25
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Oral Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques Techniques II


Prof. Stuart Batten (Monash University)


We have been investigating the use of alkyl amine ligands in the synthesis of porous coordination polymers. The amine groups form part of the ligand backbones, and are designed to improve the selectivity of carbon dioxide capture over other gases. More than 50 new ligands have been made, and more than a dozen porous frameworks identified and tested. The ligands investigated fall into three different categories: (i) azamacrocycles, (ii) piperazines, and (iii) linear alkyl amines. Good carbon dioxide capacities and selectivities have been observed, as well as unusual structural transformations and interesting structural features. Related work has also looked at the use of these materials for the separation of complex aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures, and the incorporation of metal carbonyl species into the ligand backbones, with a view to creating new heterogeneous catalysts.
Keywords Coordination polymer, metal-organic framework, carbon dioxide, porosity

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Prof. Stuart Batten (Monash University)


Mr Adrian Emerson (Monash University) Dr Chris Hawes (Monash University) Dr David Turner (Monash University) Dr Jamie Hicks (Monash University) Ms Lianna Beeching (Monash University)

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