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Correlations Between Structure and Gas-Adsorption/Separation Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks



Wendy L. Queen, Jason Lee, Miguel Gonzalez, Stephen J. Geier, Jarad A. Mason, Jeffrey R. Long, Craig Brown, Matthew Ross Hudson, Simon J. Teat


To help reduce industrial CO2 emissions, better materials are required to lower the parasitic energy associated with current carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. As a result, much emphasis has been placed on the design of new porous materials that can selectively bind and store CO2 and other gases associated with various CCS technologies. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising candidates for initial carbon capture from industrial flue gas streams due to their high porosity, high internal surface areas, facile chemical tenability, and easy regeneration. To better understand the mechanism of gas adsorption in these porous materials, methods for in-situ structural characterization are being carried out and further developed. This transaction outlines CO2 adsorption in a well-known MOF, Co2(dobdc) (dobdc4- = 2,5- dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate), and its in-situ structural characterization using both single crystal X-ray diffraction and powder neutron diffraction experiments.
Proceedings Title
Transactions of the American Crystallographic Assn
Conference Dates
July 20-24, 2013
Conference Location
Honolulu, HI, US
Conference Title
Annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Assn


metal-organic frameworks, carbon dioxide, carbon capture


Queen, W. , Lee, J. , Gonzalez, M. , Geier, S. , Mason, J. , Long, J. , Brown, C. , Hudson, M. and Teat, S. (2013), Correlations Between Structure and Gas-Adsorption/Separation Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks, Transactions of the American Crystallographic Assn, Honolulu, HI, US, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created September 29, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021