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Selective gas sorption in a [2+3] 'propeller' cage crystal

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  • Shan Jiang
  • John Bacsa
  • Xiaofeng Wu
  • James T. A. Jones
  • Robert Dawson
  • Abbie Trewin
  • Dave J. Adams
  • Andrew I. Cooper
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemical Communications
Number of pages3
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A [2 + 3] organic cage compound based on the condensation reaction of 1,3,5-tri(4-formylphenyl)benzene with 1,5-pentanediamine was synthesized. The resulting porous molecular crystal demonstrates selective adsorption of hydrogen and carbon dioxide over nitrogen. As for porous polymer membranes, a trade-off between sorption capacity and selectivity is observed for materials in this class.