Zn(tbip) (H2tbip= 5-tert-butyl isophthalic acid): A highly stable guest-free microporous metal organic framework with unique gas separation capability

Long Pan, Brett Parker, Xiaoying Huang, David H. Olson, Jeong Yong Lee, Jing Li

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A novel guest-free metal organic framework (GFMMOF) is synthesized and structurally characterized. It contains one-dimensional close-packed open channels with a pore diameter of 4.5 Å. It demonstrates a remarkable thermal stability, a unique ability to separate methanol from dimethyl ether or water, and is among the microporous MOFs having the highest adsorbed hydrogen density (0.054 g/cm3 at 77 K and 1 atm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4180-4181
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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