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A Highly Porous Metal–Organic Framework with Open Nickel Sites


  • This work was financially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG; SPP 1362) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. The authors thank Dr. G. Auffermann (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids) for carrying out elemental analyses and P. Wollmann for the acquisition of IR spectra.


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A healthy appetite: A new metal–organic framework (DUT-9; see picture) has an unprecedented topology that contains {Ni53-O)2(CO2)6} clusters (green polyhedra; C gray, O red). DUT-9 has very high storage capacities for methane, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide because of the presence of open metal sites (marked by stars).

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