Phosphine Gas Adsorption in a Series of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Mitchell H. Weston*, William Morris, Paul W. Siu, William J. Hoover, David Cho, Rachelle K. Richardson, Omar K. Farha

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For the first time, phosphine adsorption has been evaluated in a series of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Open-metal coordination sites were found to significantly enhance the ability of MOFs to adsorb highly toxic phosphine gas, with the identity of the open-metal site also modulating the amount of gas adsorbed. The MOFs studied outperform activated carbon, a commonly used material to capture phosphine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8162-8164
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 8 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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