Effect of amine structure on CO2 adsorption over tetraethylenepentamine impregnated poly methyl methacrylate supports

Dong Hyun Jo, Hyunchul Jung, Dong Kun Shin, Chang Hun Lee, Sung Hyun Kim

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Tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) was modified by Michael addition reactions to study the effect of primary, secondary, and tertiary amine structure on its ability to absorb or desorb carbon dioxide. TEPA and modified TEPA were impregnated in a poly(methyl methacrylate) support to obtain solid amines. The specific characteristics such as pH, viscosity, and thermal stability were measured to study the properties of liquid amine. Structural properties, adsorption capacity, rate of adsorption, desorption energy, and sorbent durability during CO2 adsorption/desorption processes were measured to study the properties of solid amines. The pH of modified liquid TEPA (T1AN, T2AN, and T3AN) was slightly reduced; however, both viscosity and thermal stability were increased. The increased viscosity of the modified amines was indicative of an increase in attraction between the amine molecules; accordingly, amine leaching decreased noticeably and thermal stability of amines increased. Modified amine-impregnated sorbent (ST1AN and ST2AN) showed slight decrease in CO2 adsorption capacity but noticeable increase in rates of adsorption, durability during cyclic tests, and desorption characteristics compared to TEPA-impregnated sorbent (STEPA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalSeparation and Purification Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 7


  • Acrylonitrile
  • Durability
  • Tetraethylenepentamine
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Filtration and Separation


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