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Locating Gases in Porous Materials: Cryogenic Loading of Fuel-Related Gases Into a Sc-based Metal-Organic Framework under Extreme Pressures

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508522 DOI Help

Authors: Jorge Sotelo (EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh) , Christopher Woodall (University of Bath) , Dave Allan (Diamond Light Source) , Eugene Gregoryanz (School of Physics and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh) , Ross Howie (University of Edinburgh) , Konstantin Kamenev (University of Edinburgh) , Mike Probert (Newcastle University) , Paul Wright (University of St Andrews) , Stephen Moggach (The University of Edinburgh)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition , VOL 54 , PAGES 13468 - 13468

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2015

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Abstract: A cryogenic technique for loading a porous metal–organic framework with gas molecules is described by S. A. Moggach et al. in their Communication on page 13332 ff. The technique, usually used by physicists and planetary scientists, involves loading gases cryogenically into a diamond anvil cell. Here, both CO2 and CH4 were loaded into a scandium-based MOF. On increasing pressure the presence of a previously unobserved adsorption site was elucidated, and the pores were “superfilled” with guest molecules at room temperature.

Journal Keywords: Gas Separation; High-Pressure Phases; Metal–Organic Frameworks; Structural Science; X-Ray Crystallography

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

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