An unusual case of symmetry-preserving isomerism Academic Article uri icon


  • Two isomeric phases of the NbO-type structure have been discovered: PCN-16 (alpha phase) and PCN-16' (beta phase), and gas sorption studies revealed that the alpha phase possesses a larger surface area, leading to higher hydrogen and methane storage capacity as compared with the beta phase.

altmetric score

  • 10

author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, D., Ma, S., Simmons, J. M., Li, J., Yuan, D., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 139

publication date

  • January 2010