A high rotational barrier for physisorbed hydrogen in an fcu-metal-organic framework

Tony T. Pham, Katherine A. Forrest, Peter A L Georgiev, Wiebke Lohstroh, Dongxu Xue, Adam Hogan, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Brian Space, Juergen Eckert

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A combined inelastic neutron scattering (INS) and theoretical study of H2 sorption in Y-FTZB, a recently reported metal-organic framework (MOF) with fcu topology, reveals that the strongest binding site in the MOF causes a high barrier to rotation on the sorbed H2. This rotational barrier for H2 is the highest yet of reported MOF materials based on physisorption. This journal is
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14109-14112
Number of pages4
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number91
StatePublished - Oct 6 2014

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: B.S. acknowledges the National Science Foundation (Award No. CHE-1152362), the computational resources that were made available by a XSEDE Grant (No. TG-DMR090028), and the use of the services provided by Research Computing at the University of South Florida. This work is based in part on experiments performed on the TOFTOF instrument operated by FRM-II at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Garching, Germany. P.A.G. acknowledges support from the Project "Beyond Everest'' under EU programme REGPOT-2011-1. This research project was also supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme through the 'Research Infrastructures' action of the 'Capacities' Programme, NMI3-II Grant No. 283883. The synthesis of the MOF studied herein and the attendant inelastic neutron scattering (INS) studies were supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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