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.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

altmetric score

  • 10

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 154

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Daofeng||Ma, Shengqian||Simmons, Jason M||Li, Jian-Rong||Yuan, Daqiang||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • February 2010