Boron Trifluoride Gas Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Paul W. Siu, John P. Siegfried, Mitchell H. Weston, Patrick E. Fuller, William Morris, Christopher R. Murdock, William J. Hoover, Rachelle K. Richardson, Stephanie Rodriguez, Omar K. Farha*

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Coordinatively unsaturated metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were studied for boron trifluoride (BF3) sorption. MOF-74-Mg, MOF-74-Mn, and MOF-74-Co show high initial uptake (below 6.7 × 10-3 bar) with negligible deliverable capacity. The BF3 isotherm of MOF-74-Cu exhibits gradual uptake up to 0.9 bar and has a deliverable gravimetric capacity that is more than 100% higher than activated carbon. Two other Cu2+ MOFs, MOF-505 and HKUST-1, have slightly lower deliverable capacities compared to MOF-74-Cu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12110-12113
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 5 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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