A high rotational barrier for physisorbed hydrogen in an fcu-metal–organic framework

by T. Pham, K.A. Forrest, P.A. Georgiev, W. Lohstroh, D.-X. Xue, A. Hogan, M. Eddaoudi, B. Space, J. Eckert
Year: 2014 DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05987E

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Chemical Communications 50, no. 91: 14109-12, (2014)


A combined inelastic neutron scattering (INS) and theoretical study of H2 sorption in Y-FTZB, a recently reported metal–organic framework (MOF) with fcu topology, reveals that the strongest binding site in the MOF causes a high barrier to rotation on the sorbed  H2. This rotational barrier for  H2 is the highest yet of reported MOF materials based on physisorption.


Metal‒organic Frameworks fcu topology H2 sorption inelastic neutron scattering (INS) rotational barrier