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Hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks

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New materials capable of storing hydrogen at high gravimetric and volumetric densities are required if hydrogen is to be widely employed as a clean alternative to hydrocarbon fuels in cars and other mobile applications. With exceptionally high surface areas and chemically-tunable structures, microporous metal–organic frameworks have recently emerged as some of the most promising candidate materials. In this critical review we provide an overview of the current status of hydrogen storage within such compounds. Particular emphasis is given to the relationships between structural features and the enthalpy of hydrogen adsorption, spectroscopic methods for probing framework–H2 interactions, and strategies for improving storage capacity (188 references).

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09 Dec 2008
First published
25 Mar 2009

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 1294-1314
Article type
Critical Review

Hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks

L. J. Murray, M. Dincă and J. R. Long, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1294
DOI: 10.1039/B802256A

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