Assessing surface permeabilities from transient guest profiles in nanoporous host materials

Despina Tzoulaki, Lars Heinke, Hyuna Lim, Jing Li, David Olson, Jürgen Caro, Rajamani Krishna, Christian Chmelik, Jörg Karger

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Easy come, easy go? Transport resistances on particle surfaces are important for mass transfer in nanoporous materials and bulk diffusion in crystals. Interference microscopy and IR micro-imaging are shown to be excellent tools for determining such transport resistances. By studying short-chain-length alkane guest molecules in crystals of the metal-organic framework compound Zn(tbip) a data collection of surface permeabilities is established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3525-3528
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2009



  • Coordination polymers
  • Nanoporous materials
  • Surface permeability
  • Surface resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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