Authors Cao, JW; Mukherjee, S; Pham, T; Wang, Y; Wang, T; Zhang, T; Jiang, X; Tang, HJ; Forrest, KA; Space, B; Zaworotko, MJ; Chen, KJ Publication date {2021/11/11} Journal {Nature Communications} Volume {12} Issue {1} Pages {1-8} Publisher {Nature Publishing Group} Description{ One-step adsorptive purification of ethylene (C2H4) from four-component gas mixtures comprising acetylene (C2H2), ethylene (C2H4), ethane (C2H6) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is an unmet challenge in the area of commodity purification. Herein, we report that the ultramicroporous sorbent Zn-atz-oba (H2oba = 4,4-dicarboxyl diphenyl ether; Hatz = 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole) enables selective adsorption of C2H2, C2H6 and CO2 over C2H4 thanks to the binding sites that lie in its undulating pores. Molecular simulations provide insight into the binding sites in Zn-atz-oba that are responsible for coadsorption of C2H2, C2H6 and CO2 over C2H4. Dynamic breakthrough experiments demonstrate that the selective binding exhibited by Zn-atz-oba can produce polymer-grade purity (>99.95%) C2H4 from binary (1:1 for C2H4/C2H6), ternary (1:1:1 for C2H2/C2H4/C2H6) and quaternary (1:1:1:1 for C2H2/C2H4/C2H6/CO2) gas mixtures in a single step. Scholar articles {Efficient propyne/propadiene separation by microporous crystalline physiadsorbents}