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Structure and Spectroscopy of Hydrogen Adsorbed in a Nickel Metal-Organic Framework



Craig M. Brown, Anibal Javier Ramirez-Cuesta, Jae-Hyuk Her, Paul S. Wheatley, Russell E. Morris


The structure of Ni2(dobdc) (dobdc4- = 2,5- dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate) as a function of deuterium adsorption has been determined through the application of in-situ neutron powder diffraction. Detailed information concerning the local adsorption potential for hydrogen at each site has also been probed using inelastic neutron scattering techniques. These results are compared to those previously published on isostructural analogues and the Ni2+ variant shows the shortest deuterium-metal distance in the M2(dobdc) series (M = Mg, Zn, Co, Fe) that have been studied so far.
Chemical Physics


hydrogen storage, neutron scattering, neutron diffraction, lnelastic neutron scattering, metal organic framework


Brown, C. , , A. , Her, J. , , P. and , R. (2013), Structure and Spectroscopy of Hydrogen Adsorbed in a Nickel Metal-Organic Framework, Chemical Physics, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created December 12, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017