A flexible copper based microporous metal-organic framework displaying selective adsorption of hydrogen over nitrogen

Muhammad Arif Nadeem, Aaron William Thornton, Matthew Roland Hill, John Arron Stride

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A microporous metal-organic framework [Cu 3(ipO) 2(pyz) 2] n, (ipO = 2-hydroxyisophthalic acid, pyz = pyrazine) was synthesized via an in situ. ligand transformation reaction. The microporous framework displays helical arrays of ipo ligands holding the Cu atoms in 2D sheets, whilst the coordination of pyz molecules acts to arrange these sheets into a microporous 3D structure. Remarkable selective sorption behaviour (>5) for H 2 over N 2 is observed and explained with molecular dynamics simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3398 - 3401
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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