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Hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks

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For any potential hydrogen-storage system, raw uptake capacity must be balanced with the kinetics and thermodynamics of uptake and release. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) provide unique systems with large overall pore volumes and surface areas, adjustable pore sizes, and tunable framework–adsorbate interaction by ligand functionalization and metal choice. These remarkable materials can potentially fill the niche between other physisorbents such as activated carbon, which have similar uptake at low temperatures but low affinity for hydrogen at ambient temperature, and chemical sorbents such as hydrides, which have high hydrogen uptakes but undesirable release kinetics and thermodynamics.

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The article was received on 26 Feb 2007, accepted on 21 Mar 2007 and first published on 11 Apr 2007

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B702858J
J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 3154-3160

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    Hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks

    D. J. Collins and H. Zhou, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 3154
    DOI: 10.1039/B702858J

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