Tetrathiafulvalene as an electron acceptor for positive charge induction on the surface of silver nanoparticles for facilitated olefin transport

Hyungwoo Choi, Jung Hyun Lee, Young Rae Kim, Donghoon Song, Sang Wook Kang, Sang-Soo Lee, Yong Soo Kang

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Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF), a well-known electron donor, can also behave as an electron acceptor after being adsorbed on the surface of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs), thereby inducing a partial positive charge on the Ag NPs surface. The Ag NPs activated by TTF help propylene transport much faster than propane, i.e., facilitated olefin transport, resulting in extremely high separation performance for propylene-propane mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3194-3196
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 25


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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