Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 137–142 | Cite as

Effects of pore size and surface area on CH4 and CO2 capture in mesostructured MIL-101

  • Zahra Mohammadkhani
  • Sedigheh Abedi
  • Ali MorsaliEmail author
  • Amir Reza Abbasi
  • Mohammad Esmaeil Ebrahimzadeh
  • Fateme Babaei
  • Mojtaba Khanpour Matikolaei
Original Paper


Self-assembly of surfactant, chelating agent, metal ions and bridging ligands is an effective method generates mesostructured metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). At present work, we use quaternary ammonium surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as a supramolecular template and citric acid as the chelating agent. Micro, meso- and macro-porous areas were observed from new MOFs indicated interconnected porosities, as pointed out with pore size distribution analyses. The base surface area, pore volume, particle size and morphology can be varied by applying the different molar ratio of surfactant, chelating agent and metal ions. Based on the obtained results, hierarchically mesostructured MIL-101 with augmented pore volume toward primary MOF shows increased CH4 capture with comparison of standard MIL-101. In the case of CO2 adsorption, a kind of synergism of surface area and pore diameter is required to more capacity for the gas can be achieved.


CO2 adsorption Metal–organic frameworks MIL-101 CH4 adsorption 



Support of this investigation by Mazandaran Gas Company, Tarbiat Modares University and Razi University are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zahra Mohammadkhani
    • 1
  • Sedigheh Abedi
    • 1
  • Ali Morsali
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amir Reza Abbasi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mohammad Esmaeil Ebrahimzadeh
    • 4
  • Fateme Babaei
    • 4
  • Mojtaba Khanpour Matikolaei
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SciencesTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIslamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2.Faculty of ChemistryRazi UniversityKermanshahIslamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3.Institute of Nano Science and Nano TechnologyRazi UniversityKermanshahIslamic Republic of Iran
  4. 4.Mazandaran Gas CompanySariIslamic Republic of Iran

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