Structure and spectroscopy of hydrogen adsorbed in a nickel metal-organic framework

Craig M. Brown*, Anibal Javier Ramirez-Cuesta, Jae-Hyuk Her, Paul S. Wheatley, Russell E. Morris

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The structure of Ni-2(dobdc) (dobdc(4) = 2,5-dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate) as a function of deuterium adsorption has been determined through the application of in situ neutron powder diffraction. Detailed information concerning the local adsorption potential for hydrogen at each site has also been probed using inelastic neutron scattering techniques. These results are compared to those previously published on isostructural analogs and the Ni2+ variant shows the shortest deuterium-metal distance in the M-2(dobdc) series (M = Mg, Zn, Co, Fe) that have been studied so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics
Early online date28 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2013


  • Neutron scattering
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Porous crystal
  • Neutron powder diffraction
  • High H-2 adsorption
  • Coordination polymer


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