Enhanced Olefin and CO2 Permeance Through Mesopore-Confined Ionic Liquid Membrane

  • Il Seok Chae
  • Gil Hwan Hong
  • Donghoon Song
  • Yong Soo KangEmail author
  • Sang Wook KangEmail author


Nanocomposites of ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BmimBF4), in three-dimensional mesoporous silica (KIT-6) were fabricated and utilized as mesopore-confined ionic liquid membranes for Olefin and CO2 Separation. Compared to neat BmimBF4, the fabricated membrane showed 10-times-enhanced gas permeation property for olefin separation, and 5-times-enhanced gas permeation property for CO2 separation with gas-selectivity remaining unchanged. Moreover, the enhanced diffusion-limited current density of the electrochemical cell involving I-/I3- redox couple in BmimBF4/KIT-6 nanocomposite was observed. This implies that mesoporous KIT-6 can be used as an effective additive in nanocomposite membranes for enhanced olefin and CO2 permeance.


mesoporous materials ionic liquids CO2 olefin separation and iodine diffusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Energy EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of ChemistrySangmyung UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Energy EngineeringSangmyung UniversitySeoulKorea

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