Tim Duerinck - Biobutanol Separation with the Metal-Organic Framework ZIF-8

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      Saint Remi, Julien Cousin, Remy, Tom, Van Hunskerken, Vincent,   van de Perre, Stijn, Duerinck, Tim, Maes, Michael, De Vos, Dirk,   Gobechiya, Elena, Kirschhock, Christine E. A., Baron, Gino V.,   Denayer, Joeri F. M., CHEMSUSCHEM,   2011, 4 (8), pp 1074-1077


        Keep ′em separated:   Bioalcohols are alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals.   Particularly biobutanol is an interesting compound, with   properties superior to bioethanol. It is difficult, however, to   separate biobutanol from the mixtures produced by the   fermentation of biomass. This Communication describes a zeolitic   imidazolate framework suitable for the separation of biobutanol   from fermentation broths by adsorption.

      Address (URL): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cssc.201100261/abstract