M.B. thanks the FP7 European Integrated Project “Macademia” for financial support.
Using Pressure to Provoke the Structural Transition of Metal–Organic Frameworks†
Article first published online: 27 AUG 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 41, pages 7526–7529, October 4, 2010
How to Cite
Beurroies, I., Boulhout, M., Llewellyn, P. L., Kuchta, B., Férey, G., Serre, C. and Denoyel, R. (2010), Using Pressure to Provoke the Structural Transition of Metal–Organic Frameworks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 7526–7529. doi: 10.1002/anie.201003048
- Issue published online: 29 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 27 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 15 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAY 2010
- energy storage;
- metal–organic frameworks;
- microporous materials;
Performance under pressure: Hysteresis of intrusion–extrusion of mercury observed in MIL-53(Cr) particles is interpreted as the transition from large-pore to narrow-pore forms of this metal–organic framework (MOF) material, provoked by the isostatic pressure created by mercury around the porous particles. The observed behavior may be qualitatively explained by a simple energetic model and opens possibilities for applications as dampers or molecular springs.