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Hydrogen Adsorption MOF Design and Adsorption Characteristics

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.24 No.2


The project discussed in this paper attempted to design and synthesize a hydrogen-adsorbing material suitable for fuel cell electric vehicles. The newly designed and synthesized Cu2(3,5-pyridinedicarboxylate)2 metal complex displayed an extremely high volumetric uptake density for a physisorption material, despite the fact that its specific surface area was only about 1,000 m2 g−1. It is believed that the realization of an increased number of adsorption sites per unit area and increased adsorption energy, in addition to the optimized design of pore shapes, were major factors in the achieved uptake performance.


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Terumi FURUTA(Fundamental Technology Research Center)、Mitsuya HOSOE(Fundamental Technology Research Center)、Izuru KANOYA(Fundamental Technology Research Center)、Hiroshi SAKAI(Fundamental Technology Research Center)

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