Cover Picture: Hydrocarbon Uptake in the Alkylated Micropores of a Columnar Supramolecular Solid (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 42/2006) Academic Article uri icon


  • Alkane storage is generally problematic. Therefore, gases such as ethane, propane, and butane are often burned off in the flares of oil wells and petrochemical plants (cover picture background). A new solid consisting of a hexagonal array of columns and channels (cover picture foreground) reversibly adsorbs shortchain alkanes in its alkylated micropores. In their Communication on page 7030 ff., F. P. Gabba and coworkers report its preparation from (HgC6F4)3 and 1,3,5(Me3SiCC)3C6H3, and describe its sorption properties.

published proceedings

  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition

author list (cited authors)

  • Taylor, T. J., Bakhmutov, V. I., & Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Taylor, Thomas J||Bakhmutov, Vladimir I||Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • October 2006