author = {Zaworotko, Michael and Mukherjee, Soumya and Kumar, Naveen and Bezrukov, Andrey  A. and Tan, Kui and Pham, Tony and Forrest, Katherine  A. and Oyekan, Kolade and Qazvini, Omid  T. and Madden, David  G. and Space, Brian},
title = {Amino functionalised hybrid ultramicroporous materials that enable single-step ethylene purification from a ternary mixture},
journal = {Angewandte Chemie International Edition},
volume = {n/a},
number = {n/a},
pages = {},
keywords = {ultramicroporous materialsethylene purificationternary separationbinding site},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202100240},
url = {https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.202100240},
eprint = {https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/anie.202100240},
abstract = {Pyrazine-linked hybrid ultramicroporous (pore size <7 ┼) materials (HUMs) offer benchmark performance for trace carbon capture thanks to strong selectivity for CO2 over small gas molecules, including light hydrocarbons. That the prototypal pyrazine-linked HUMs are amenable to crystal engineering has enabled second generation HUMs to supersede the performance of the parent HUM, SIFSIX-3-Zn, mainly through substitution of the metal and/or the inorganic pillar. Herein, we report that two isostructural aminopyrazine-linked HUMs, MFSIX-17-Ni (17 = aminopyrazine; M = Si, Ti), which we had anticipated would offer even stronger affinity for CO2 than their pyrazine analogs, unexpectedly exhibit reduced CO2 affinity but enhanced C2H2 affinity. MFSIX-17-Ni are consequently the first physisorbents that enable single-step production of polymer-grade (>99.95\% for SIFSIX-17-Ni) ethylene from a ternary equimolar mixture of ethylene, acetylene and CO2 thanks to coadsorption of the latter two gases. We attribute this performance to the very different binding sites in MFSIX-17-NiáversusáSIFSIX-3-Zn.}