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Methane Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks



Yabing He, Wei Zhou, Guodong Qian, Banglin Chen


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.
Chemical Society Reviews


Methane storage, metal-organic frameworks


He, Y. , Zhou, W. , Qian, G. and Chen, B. (2014), Methane Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks, Chemical Society Reviews, [online], (Accessed December 1, 2023)
Created August 20, 2014, Updated October 12, 2021