Metal organic frameworks showing hydrocarbon adsorption properties commensurate with their pore structure

David Olson, Anjian Lan, Jonathan Seidel, Kunhao Li, Jing Li

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Commensurate adsorption occurs when the number of molecules adsorbed per unit cell relates to the symmetry of the framework and its topology. While rare in zeolite materials, commensurate adsorption has been observed in several MOF materials. In some MOF materials, several molecules having dimensions within a limited size range show this effect. This paper describes the commensurate adsorption properties of three MOF materials and also two MOFs showing unusual combined structure-composition adsorption features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-565
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010



  • Adsorption
  • Commensurate
  • MOF
  • Metal organic framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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