Using a combination of x-ray diffraction, volumetric adsorption and inelastic neutron scattering (INS) the adsorption properties of methane within the channels of L-Isoleucyl-L-Valine (IV) and L-Valyl-L-Alanine (VA) dipeptides have been investigated. These biomaterials have quasi one-dimensional channels of tunable diameters in the range of 3-6 Å and offer possibilities for selective adsorption, as well as, water and gas transport properties. High-resolution volumetric methane adsorption measurements performed near 100K for IV find that this biomaterial exhibits an adsorption capacity of ∼100 m2/g. High-resolution Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS) measurements were performed at the Spallation Neutron Source using the BASIS spectrometer with ∼ 3.5 μeV resolution. The data clearly indicate that at least two spectral features at energy transfers near 100 and 200 μeV are present, which suggests a lowering of the hindering potential for methane reorientation primarily about the three-fold axis within the IV channels. Such features play a key role in understanding details concerning the potential energy surface. These thermodynamic and INS studies suggest that the flexibility and dynamical motion within the dipeptide channels may play a significant role in the adsorption properties.
Characterization of Dipeptide-based Sorbent Materials using Combined Thermodynamic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Techniques / D. Paradiso, E. Perelli Cippo, G. Gorini, G. Rossi, J.Z. Larese. - In: MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIA PROCEEDINGS. - ISSN 0272-9172. - 1793(2015 Jul 01), pp. 47-52.
|Titolo:||Characterization of Dipeptide-based Sorbent Materials using Combined Thermodynamic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Techniques|
ROSSI, GIORGIO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||X-diffraction; neutron INS; methane; dipeptides|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-lug-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2015.664|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|