688738 Sigma-Aldrich

Basolite® A100

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produced by BASF

Synonym: Aluminum terephthalate, MIL-53(Al)

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C8H5AlO5

  • Molecular Weight 208.10

  •  NACRES NA.23



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Chemical Synthesis, Enabling Products, Greener Alternative Products, MOFs,
Quality Level   100
grade   produced by BASF
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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particle size distribution   31.55 μm (D50)
surface area   BET surf. area 1100-1500 m2/g
bulk density   0.4 g/cm3


General description

Basolite (TM) A100 is also known as MIL-53(Al). It is an ultramicroporous metal framework (MOF).

Basolite®A100 is a microporous metal-organic framework (MOF), which consists of three-dimensional networks with micropores up to 900 pm in diameter. It has characteristics that are identical to MIL-53(Al) as it contains octahedral AlO4(OH)2 units connected through 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate ligands. It allows the formation of a framework with a high specific surface of 1084 m2g-1 area and a pore volume of about 0.51 cm2g-1.

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Basolite (TM) A100 was used in the separation of C8-alkylaromatic compounds.

Basolite®A100 is majorly used in the binary gas separation of CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2. It can also be used for gas adsorption (hydrogen gas) and for the supercritical adsorption of CO2.


10, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Other Notes

can be reactivated at 200°C (vacuum)

Legal Information

Basolite is a registered trademark of BASF SE

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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ChemFiles 2009, 9.2, 19.
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