Raman spectroscopy for probing guest-host interactions in metal organic frameworks

Nour Nijem, Katy Roodenko, Yonggang Zhao, Jing Li, Yves J. Chabal

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Spectroscopic techniques such as IR and Raman are very powerful to understand guest-host interactions. Although these techniques are complementary, Raman spectroscopy has not been widely implemented as a tool to characterize these interactions. This study illustrates the use of Raman spectroscopy not only to probe the interactions experienced by a guest molecule but also to detect structural changes occurring in the framework upon loading. Weak interactions of adsorbed molecules with the framework are reflected in frequency and intensity variations in both Raman and IR absorption lines, as shown for the case of CO 2, N 2 and CH 4 with Zn(bdc)(ted) 0.5.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Developments in Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Carbon-Capture Technologies
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 29 2011

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2011 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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