A Simple Lithium(I) Salt with a Microporous Structure and Its Gas Sorption Properties


  • We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council.


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Thoroughly absorbing: The simple combination of lithium ions and isonicotinate anions (1) leads to the formation of a lightweight salt (see picture; C black, O red, N blue, Li purple) that is able to reversibly sorb H2 , N2 , CO2 , and CH4 . The salt exists as a 3D network of microchannels that are occupied by solvent molecules.