A multi-scale approach is employed to design metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The methane sorption properties are studied by grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations to reveal the structure-property relationship with respect to the methane total uptake and working capacity at different temperatures and pressures. We identify rhr-MOFs with outstanding gravimetric working capacity. For example, the BBB MOF (largest studied pore size) achieves a value of 60.7 wt% at 298 K and 5–65 bar.
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Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).