Alcohol and water adsorption in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Apr 21;49(31):3245-7. doi: 10.1039/c3cc39116g. Epub 2013 Mar 14.


Alcohol (methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol and 1-butanol) and water vapor adsorption in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8, ZIF-71 and ZIF-90) with similar crystal sizes was systematically studied. The feasibility of applying these ZIF materials to the recovery of bio-alcohols is evaluated by estimating the vapor-phase alcohol-water sorption selectivity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adsorption
  • Alcohols / chemistry*
  • Gases / chemistry
  • Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
  • Imidazoles / chemistry*
  • Water / chemistry*
  • Zeolites / chemistry*


  • Alcohols
  • Gases
  • Imidazoles
  • Water
  • Zeolites