Metal organic frameworks based mixed matrix membrane: An overview on filler/polymer interface

Lin, Rijia and Villacorta Hernandez, Byron and Ge, Lei and Zhu, Zhonghua (2018) Metal organic frameworks based mixed matrix membrane: An overview on filler/polymer interface. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6 (2). pp. 293-312. ISSN 2050-7488


Membrane technology for gas separation has attracted significant attention because of its low energy consumption. However, most polymeric membranes suffer from the trade-off between mass transport rates and separation efficiency. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising candidates to fabricate mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) for gas separation due to their high surface area and porosity, adjustable pore sizes and controllable surface functionality. This review presents the recent opportunities and challenges faced in MOF-based MMM fabrication, emphasizing the MOFs/polymer interfacial morphology. The state-of-the-art solutions and strategies for improving the filler/matrix interface are reviewed and evaluated in detail. Finally, the characterisation and understanding of the MMM interface morphology and future research directions are outlined. This review will offer some insights for fabricating MMMs with optimal interface morphology and separation performance.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2018 04:29
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 01:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: crystalline materials; economic and social effects; energy utilization; fillers; interface states; membrane technology; morphology; organic polymers; organometallics; pore size; separation
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030304 Physical Chemistry of Materials
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090404 Membrane and Separation Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8698 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing > 869802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Manufacturing Activities
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07294E

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