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Keywords:

  • alkali metals;
  • cyclodextrins;
  • metal–organic frameworks;
  • sorption;
  • X-ray diffraction
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Let them eat MOFs: Take a spoonful of sugar (γ-cyclodextrin to be precise), a pinch of salt (most alkali metal salts will suffice), and a swig of alcohol (Everclear fits the bill), and you have a robust, renewable, nanoporous (Langmuir surface area 1320 m2 g−1) metal–organic framework for breakfast (CD-MOF-1; see picture, C gray, O red, K purple; yellow sphere: pore).