Unusual pressure-temperature dependency in the capillary liquid chromatographic separation of C8 alkylaromatics on the MIL-53(Al) metal-organic framework
De Malsche, Wim × Van der Perre, Stijn Silverans, Sabrina Maes, Michaël De Vos, Dirk Lynen, Frederic Denayer, Joeri F. M #
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials vol:162 pages:1-5
The propagation of C8 alkylaromatics (in particular ethylbenzene (EB), p-xylene (pX) and o-xylene (oX)) through MIL-53(Al) packed capillaries at varying temperatures (from 20 to 70 _C) and mobile phase compositions of acetonitrile/1-propanol (75/25, 50/50 and 25/75) has produced unexpected trends in retention behavior and pressure drop; these effects are attributed to framework breathing. Thereby, it seems feasible to perform these chromatographic separations on MIL-53(Al) at elevated temperatures, resulting in much smaller analysis times without losing too much selectivity.