Acetylene absorption and binding in a nonporous crystal lattice

Praveen K. Thallapally*, Liliana Dobrzańska, Todd R. Gingrich, Trevor B. Wirsig, Leonard J. Barbour, Jerry L. Atwood

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Unusual storage: An organic nonporous material, p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene, sorbs acetylene with high storage density under ambient conditions. It is presumed that gas molecules diffuse through the seemingly nonporous lattice without disrupting the arrangement of the host molecules (see picture; red O, blue C, gray H, yellow void space). (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6506-6509
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 6 2006


  • Acetylene
  • Calixarenes
  • Nonporous materials
  • Sorption
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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