Advanced Materials

Hydrogen Storage in Metal–Organic Frameworks

Authors

  • Yun Hang Hu,

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI 49931-1295 (USA)
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI 49931-1295 (USA)
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  • Lei Zhang

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI 49931-1295 (USA)
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Abstract

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are highly attractive materials because of their ultra-high surface areas, simple preparation approaches, designable structures, and potential applications. In the past several years, MOFs have attracted worldwide attention in the area of hydrogen energy, particularly for hydrogen storage. In this review, the recent progress of hydrogen storage in MOFs is presented. The relationships between hydrogen capacities and structures of MOFs are evaluated, with emphasis on the roles of surface area and pore size. The interaction mechanism between H2 and MOFs is discussed. The challenges to obtain a high hydrogen capacity at ambient temperature are explored.

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