Metal–Organic Frameworks with Exceptionally High Methane Uptake: Where and How is Methane Stored? (pages 5205–5214)
Hui Wu, Jason M. Simmons, Yun Liu, Craig M. Brown, Xi-Sen Wang, Shengqian Ma, Vanessa K. Peterson, Peter D. Southon, Cameron J. Kepert, Hong-Cai Zhou, Taner Yildirim and Wei Zhou
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.200902719
Totally adsorbing! Detailed experimental neutron diffraction studies combined with computational investigations reveal where and how methane is adsorbed in MOFs with exceptionally high methane uptake. In addition to the open metal coordination sites, accessible small cages/channels in these MOFs are found to play a big role in storing methane (see figure).