High H2 Adsorption in a Microporous Metal–Organic Framework with Open Metal Sites


  • This work was supported by the University of Texas-Pan American through a start-up fund and a Faculty Research Council award to B. Chen, and, in part, by a Welch Foundation grant (BG-0017) to the Department of Chemistry at UTPA, a grant from the National Science Foundation to O.M.Y. (DMR-0242630), and the Department of Energy (O.M.Y.).


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A copper-based metal–organic framework (MOF) has been synthesized, and its structure has been solved by X-ray crystallography (see picture; Cu blue, C black, O red, framework pore yellow). The remarkably high hydrogen adsorption properties (2.47 wt %) of this compound have been studied.