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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry