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Isoreticular metal-organic frameworks, process for forming the same, and systematic design of pore size and functionality therein, with application for gas storage

United States Patent

August 16, 2005
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An isoreticular metal-organic framework (IRMOF) and method for systematically forming the same. The method comprises the steps of dissolving at least one source of metal cations and at least one organic linking compound in a solvent to form a solution; and crystallizing the solution under predetermined conditions to form a predetermined IRMOF. At least one of functionality, dimension, pore size and free volume of the IRMOF is substantially determined by the organic linking compound.
Yaghi; Omar M. (Ann Arbor, MI), Eddaoudi; Mohamed (Ann Arbor, MI), Li; Hailian (Ann Arbor, MI), Kim; Jaheon (Ann Arbor, MI), Rosi; Nathaniel (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
10/ 137,043
April 30, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in the course of research partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Grant No. DMR-9980469) and a grant from the Department of Energy (Grant No. DE-FG02-99ER15000 and Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER14903). The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.