Microporous Organic Polymers for Methane Storage


  • We thank EPSRC (EP/C511794/1) and the Royal Society for a Royal Society Research Fellowship (A.I.C.) and Wolfson Merit Award (M.J.R.). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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Methane storage is important for the development of alternative energy carriers. The synthesis and methane storage properties of microporous hypercrosslinked organic polymers are reported. The figure shows a simulation of methane sorption in microporous hypercrosslinked poly(p-dichloroxylene); up to 5.2 mmol g−1 CH4 at 20 bar/298 K; isosteric heat of sorption ∼21 kJ mol−1.