Fluorinated Metal-Organic Frameworks for Hydrocarbon Storage

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Patent relating to fluorinated metal-organic frameworks for hydrocarbon storage.

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Omary, Mohammad A. & Yang, Chi May 6, 2014.


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Patent relating to fluorinated metal-organic frameworks for hydrocarbon storage.

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35 p. : ill.


Abstract: Fluorinated metal-organic frameworks (“FMOFs”) are capable of adsorbing and desorbing hydrocarbons, namely, C6-C8 hydrocarbon oil components (n-hexane, cyclohexane, benzene and toluene). FMOFs can be arranged in a variety of configurations and have internal hollow channels and cavities. In FMOFs, hydrogen atoms have been substituted completely or partially with fluorine atoms or fluorinated groups in each linking organic ligand. These FMOFs can adsorb C6-C8 hydrocarbons, up to 500 kg/m3 as demonstrated for toluene, through a combination of superhydrophobicity and capillary action. No water adsorption was detectable even under extreme conditions including moist air near 100% relative humidity and immersion in water for multiple weeks, demonstrating far superior water resistance to BPL carbon and zeolites. These materials are stable and can be readily recycled by simple desorption many times. The FMOFs have applications in removal or containment of organics, particularly in the fields of oil spill cleanup and hydrocarbon storage.

Prior Publication Data: US 2012/0118153 A1, May 17, 2012.

Related U.S. Application Data: Continuation-in-part of application number 12/676555, filed as application number PCT/US2008/010664 on September 12, 2008, now Patent Number 8343260.

Provisional application number 60/993844, filed on September 14, 2007.



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Omary, Mohammad A. & Yang, Chi. Fluorinated Metal-Organic Frameworks for Hydrocarbon Storage, patent, May 6, 2014; [Washington, D.C.]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc307064/: accessed September 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.