Morphology-Selective Formation and Morphology-Dependent Gas-Adsorption Properties of Coordination Polymer Particles



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Three coordination polymer particles (CPPs) are selectively synthesized using the solvothermal method. All three CPPs are prepared from the same building blocks. However, they form different morphologies, such as elongated hexagons, ellipsoids, and rods. Gas-adsorption measurements on N2, CO2, and H2 reveal that diversely shaped CPPs have different gas-adsorption properties, even though they have the same chemical compositions.