Modulated synthesis of zirconium-metal organic framework (Zr-MOF) for hydrogen storage applications

Jianwei Ren, Henrietta W. Langmi, Brian C. North, Mkhulu Mathe, Dmitri Bessarabov

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A modulated synthesis of Zr-metal organic framework (Zr-MOF) with improved ease of handling and decreased reaction time is reported to yield highly crystalline Zr-MOF with well-defined octahedral shaped crystals for practical hydrogen storage applications. The Zr-MOF obtained from the modulated synthesis showed high thermal and moisture stabilities with enhanced hydrogen storage capacity. Further study suggests that the modulated synthesis of Zr-MOF may lead to the development of a flow-through synthesis process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-895
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrogen storage
  • Modulated synthesis
  • Nucleation rate
  • Zirconium-metal organic framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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