Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration

Mohammad Amirilargani*, Giovana N. Yokota, Gijs H. Vermeij, Renaud B. Merlet, Guusje Delen, Laurens D.B. Mandemaker, Bert M. Weckhuysen, Louis Winnubst, Arian Nijmeijer, Louis C.P.M. de Smet, Ernst J.R. Sudhölter

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Abstract

Microporous polymer frameworks have attracted considerable attention to make novel separation layers owing to their highly porous structure, high permeability, and excellent molecular separation. This study concerns the fabrication and properties of thin melamine-based microporous polymer networks with a layer thickness of around 400 nm, supported on an α-alumina support and their potential use in organic solvent nanofiltration. The modified membranes show excellent solvent purification performances, such as n-heptane permeability as high as 9.2 L m−2 h−1 bar −1 in combination with a very high rejection of approximately 99 % for organic dyes with molecular weight of ≥457 Da. These values are higher than for the majority of the state-of-the-art membranes. The membranes further exhibit outstanding long-term operation stability. This work significantly expands the possibilities of using ceramic membranes in organic solvent nanofiltration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
JournalChemSusChem
Volume13
Issue number1
Early online date28 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020

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Nanofiltration
Melamine
Aluminum Oxide
aluminum oxide
Organic solvents
Alumina
Fluxes
membrane
Membranes
Thin films
Polymers
Ceramic membranes
polymer
Heptane
permeability
Purification
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Molecular weight
ceramics

Keywords

  • membranes
  • microporous materials
  • organic solvent nanofiltration
  • polymers
  • porous organic frameworks

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Amirilargani, M., Yokota, G. N., Vermeij, G. H., Merlet, R. B., Delen, G., Mandemaker, L. D. B., ... Sudhölter, E. J. R. (2020). Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration. ChemSusChem, 13(1), 136-140. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201902341
Amirilargani, Mohammad ; Yokota, Giovana N. ; Vermeij, Gijs H. ; Merlet, Renaud B. ; Delen, Guusje ; Mandemaker, Laurens D.B. ; Weckhuysen, Bert M. ; Winnubst, Louis ; Nijmeijer, Arian ; de Smet, Louis C.P.M. ; Sudhölter, Ernst J.R. / Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration. In: ChemSusChem. 2020 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 136-140.
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Amirilargani, M, Yokota, GN, Vermeij, GH, Merlet, RB, Delen, G, Mandemaker, LDB, Weckhuysen, BM, Winnubst, L, Nijmeijer, A, de Smet, LCPM & Sudhölter, EJR 2020, 'Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration', ChemSusChem, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 136-140. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201902341

Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration. / Amirilargani, Mohammad; Yokota, Giovana N.; Vermeij, Gijs H.; Merlet, Renaud B.; Delen, Guusje; Mandemaker, Laurens D.B.; Weckhuysen, Bert M.; Winnubst, Louis; Nijmeijer, Arian; de Smet, Louis C.P.M.; Sudhölter, Ernst J.R.

In: ChemSusChem, Vol. 13, No. 1, 09.01.2020, p. 136-140.

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