Hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks Academic Article uri icon


  • For any potential hydrogen-storage system, raw uptake capacity must be balanced with the kinetics and thermodynamics of uptake and release. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) provide unique systems with large overall pore volumes and surface areas, adjustable pore sizes, and tunable framework-adsorbate interaction by ligand functionalization and metal choice. These remarkable materials can potentially fill the niche between other physisorbents such as activated carbon, which have similar uptake at low temperatures but low affinity for hydrogen at ambient temperature, and chemical sorbents such as hydrides, which have high hydrogen uptakes but undesirable release kinetics and thermodynamics. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Collins, D. J., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 611

publication date

  • January 2007