Direct observation of hydrogen molecules adsorbed onto a microporous coordination polymer

Yoshiki Kubota, Masaki Takata, Ryotaro Matsuda, Ryo Kitaura, Susumu Kitagawa, Kenichi Kato, Makoto Sakata, Tatsuo C. Kobayashi

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Abstract

Trapped hydrogen molecules in the nanochannels of a copper coordination polymer were successfully observed by the synchrotron powder-diffraction method. The adsorbed molecules are located near one corner of the rectangular nanochannels, and the pockets of the pore walls are suited to the size of the hydrogen molecules (see picture). These results could provide guidelines for the design of hydrogen-storage materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-923
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2005

Keywords

  • Hydrogen adsorption
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Microporous materials
  • Structure elucidation
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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