Natural gas (NG), whose main component is methane, is an attractive fuel for vehicular applications. Realization of safe, cheap and convenient means and materials for high-capacity methane storage can significantly facilitate the implementation of natural gas fuelled vehicles. Physisorption based process involving porous materials offers an efficient storage methodology and the emerging porous metal-organic frameworks have been explored as potential candidates because of their extraordinarily high porosities, and tunable pore/cage sizes and easily immobilized functional sites. In this view, we provide an overview of the current status of metal-organic frameworks for methane storage.
, Zhou, W.
, Qian, G.
and Chen, B.
Methane Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks, Chemical Society Reviews, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915701
(Accessed December 1, 2023)