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Metal-organic framework materials based on icosahedral boranes and carboranes

United States Patent

November 2, 2010
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Disclosed herein are metal-organic frameworks of metals and boron rich ligands, such as carboranes and icosahedral boranes. Methods of synthesizing and using these materials in gas uptake are disclosed.
Mirkin; Chad A. (Wilmette, IL), Hupp; Joseph T. (Northfield, IL), Farha; Omar K. (Evanston, IL), Spokoyny; Alexander M. (Evanston, IL), Mulfort; Karen L. (Chicago, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
12/ 180,074
July 25, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under US Dept. of Energy Grant No. DE-FG02-01ER15244; and Army Research Office Grant No. W911NF-06-0116. The government has certain rights in this invention.