Nitrogen and hydrogen adsorption by an organic microporous crystal

Kadhum J. Msayib, David Book, Peter M. Budd, Nhamo Chaukura, Kenneth D M Harris, Madeleine Helliwell, Steven Tedds, Allan Walton, John E. Warren, Mingcan Xu, Neil B. McKeown

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    Quick on the uptake: Following its identification during a targeted search, the intriguing crystal structure of 3,3 ,4,4 -tetra(trimethylsilylethynyl) biphenyl was investigated. Simple removal of the included solvent provides an organic crystal with an open microporous structure that has a striking similarity to that of zeolite A (see picture). Reversible adsorption of nitrogen and hydrogen gases at 77 K confirms that the microporosity is permanent. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3273-3277
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2009


    • Adsorption
    • Microporous materials (adsorption of nitrogen and hydrogen on org. microporous crystal)
    • adsorption nitrogen hydrogen org microporous crystal


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