Ibrahim Eryazici - De novo synthesis of a metal–organic framework material featuring ultrahigh surface area and gas storage capacities

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      Farha, O.K., Yazaydin,   A. O., Eryazici, I., Malliakas, C. D., Hauser,   B. G.,Kanatzidis, M. G., Nguyen, S. T., Snurr, R. Q., Hupp, J.   T., Nature Chemistry, 2010,   2(11), 944-948.


      Metal–organic frameworks—a class of porous hybrid materials built   from metal ions and organic bridges—have recently shown great   promise for a wide variety of applications. The large choice of   building blocks means that the structures and pore   characteristics of the metal–organic frameworks can be tuned   relatively easily. However, despite much research, it remains   challenging to prepare frameworks specifically tailored for   particular applications. Here, we have used computational   modelling to design and predictively characterize a metal–organic   framework (NU-100) with a particularly high   surface area. Subsequent experimental synthesis yielded a   material, matching the calculated structure, with a high BET   surface area (6,143 m2 g−1). Furthermore,   sorption measurements revealed that the material had high storage   capacities for hydrogen (164   mg g−1) and   carbon dioxide  (2,315 mg g−1)—gases of high   importance in the contexts of clean energy and climate   alteration, respectively—in excellent agreement with predictions   from modelling.

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