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Methane storage in metal organic frameworks

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Abstract

In this applications article (116 references), the use and viability of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for natural gas storage is critically examined through an overview of the current state of the field. These smart materials can be tuned to deliver best performance according to demand, as a function of temperature, desired storage pressure and mandated fill/release rates. Whilst the chemistry behind optimising natural gas storage performance in MOFs is highlighted, it is contextualised to the specific application in vehicular transport, and the best means of testing performance parameters are canvassed. Future applications of MOFs with natural gas are also discussed.

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2012, accepted on 08 Jun 2012 and first published on 09 Jul 2012


Article type: Application
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32719H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 16698-16708
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    Methane storage in metal organic frameworks

    K. Konstas, T. Osl, Y. Yang, M. Batten, N. Burke, A. J. Hill and M. R. Hill, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 16698
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32719H

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