Metal-organic framework from an anthracene derivative containing nanoscopic cages exhibiting high methane uptake. Academic Article uri icon


  • A microporous metal-organic framework, PCN-14, based on an anthracene derivative, 5,5'-(9,10-anthracenediyl)di-isophthalate (H4adip), was synthesized under solvothermal reaction conditions. X-ray single crystal analysis revealed that PCN-14 consists of nanoscopic cages suitable for gas storage. N2-adsorption studies of PCN-14 at 77 K reveal a Langmuir surface area of 2176 m2/g and a pore volume of 0.87 cm3/g. Methane adsorption studies at 290 K and 35 bar show that PCN-14 exhibits an absolute methane-adsorption capacity of 230 v/v, 28% higher than the DOE target (180 v/v) for methane storage.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 762

complete list of authors

  • Ma, Shengqian||Sun, Daofeng||Simmons, Jason M||Collier, Christopher D||Yuan, Daqiang||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • January 2008