Title: High pressure studies of metal organic framework materials

Authors: Stephen A. Moggach; Alexander J. Graham; Anna Muszkiewicz; Carole A. Morrison

Addresses: The School of Chemistry and EaSTCHEM Research School, The University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK. ' The School of Chemistry and EaSTCHEM Research School, The University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK. ' The School of Chemistry and EaSTCHEM Research School, The University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK. ' The School of Chemistry and EaSTCHEM Research School, The University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK

Abstract: This paper gives a brief overview of our recent work in the field of high pressure structural studies of metal organic framework materials. These are nanoporous materials which have found widespread application in the fields of gas separation and storage. Pressure provides a convenient tool to modify pore size and content without the need to alter the material chemically. Our techniques (high pressure single crystal diffraction and density functional theory) have allowed us to determine how the molecular frameworks change as a function of external pressure. The results have been surprising.

Keywords: metal organic frameworks; high pressure single crystal measurements; density functional theory; nanotechnology; nanoporous materials; gas separation; gas storage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2012.044827

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2012 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.18 - 22

Available online: 09 Jan 2012 *

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