Gas storage materials

We are interested in designing and studying porous materials, particularly metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), for applications in gas storage and separation.
MOFs are porous solids in which inorganic nodes (clusters or metal ions) are linked via organic ligands in an infinite array. In comparison to other porous materials (such as zeolites, activated carbons or silicas), MOFs have unique features such as extremely large surface area, tunable structure and modifiable functionality, which make them very promising materials for gas adsorption applications.

Recent publications:

Bunzen H., Kolbe F., Kalytta-Mewes A., Sastre G., Brunner E., Volkmer D.: Achieving large volumetric gas storage capacity in metal-organic frameworks by kinetic trapping: A case study of xenon loading in MFU-4, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 10191-10197.

Bunzen H., Kalytta-Mewes A., van Wüllen L., Volkmer D.: Long-term entrapment and temperature-controlled-release of SF6 gas in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1851-1859.