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A novel class of gas separation membrane based on organic ionic plastic crystals
journal contributionposted on 2016-11-14, 00:00 authored by Jonathan McDonald, D R MacFarlane, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, Jenny PringleJenny Pringle
The first use of organic ionic plastic crystals (OIPCs) as CO2 separation membranes is reported. The novel OIPC/PVDF nanofiber composites show CO2/N2 ideal selectivities of 30 at 35 °C. The dependence of gas permeability on the thermal phase of the plastic crystals is discussed.