The impact of post-synthetic linker functionalization of MOFs on methane storage: The role of defects

Petra Ágota Szilágyi*, Pablo Serra-Crespo, Jorge Gascon, Hans Geerlings, Bernard Dam

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Abstract

Natural gas is increasingly being viewed as one of the most viable alternatives to gasoline. However, its vehicular application will only be widespread if safe and high-capacity methane stores are developed. In this work, we report an over 33% increase in methane uptake on a post-synthetically modified metal-organic framework. The underlying mechanism for this dramatic increase is due to lattice defects formed upon post-synthetic modification. This method may open new approaches to natural gas storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9
JournalFrontiers in Energy Research
Volume4
Issue numberMAR
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Dangling linker
  • Defects
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Methane storage
  • Post-synthetic modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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