Lithium inclusion in indium metal-organic frameworks showing increased surface area and hydrogen adsorption Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2014 Author(s). Investigation of counterion exchange in two anionic In-Metal-Organic Frameworks (In-MOFs) showed that partial replacement of disordered ammonium cations was achieved through the pre-synthetic addition of LiOH to the reaction mixture. This resulted in a surface area increase of over 1600% in {Li [In(1,3 - BDC)2]}n and enhancement of the H2 uptake of approximately 275% at 80 000 Pa at 77 K. This method resulted in frameworks with permanent lithium content after repeated solvent exchange as confirmed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Lithium counterion replacement appears to increase porosity after activation through replacement of bulkier, softer counterions and demonstrates tuning of pore size and properties in MOFs.

published proceedings

  • APL Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • Bosch, M., Zhang, M., Feng, D., Yuan, S., Wang, X., Chen, Y., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Bosch, Mathieu||Zhang, Muwei||Feng, Dawei||Yuan, Shuai||Wang, Xuan||Chen, Ying-Pin||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • December 2014