Metal–organic frameworks for hydrogen storage

H. W. Langmi, J. Ren, N. M. Musyoka

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Over the past decade, hydrogen storage in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) has received increasing attention worldwide because they possess versatile structures, high surface areas, large free volumes, ultrahigh porosities, and tunable pore geometries and functionalities. This chapter presents an overview of hydrogen storage in MOFs. It first examines synthetic aspects together with the principal methods that have been employed to synthesize MOFs. The chapter then discusses some of the efforts of hydrogen storage in MOFs at cryo- and room temperature, with an emphasis on the factors that affect hydrogen storage and some attempts to enhance hydrogen storage. The chapter also briefly examines the approach of nanoconfinement of chemical hydrides in MOFs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompendium of Hydrogen Energy
Subtitle of host publicationHydrogen Storage, Distribution and Infrastructure: Volume 2
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781782423621
ISBN (Print)9781782423843
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrogen storage
  • Metal–organic frameworks
  • Nanoconfinement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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