Water adsorption in UiO-66: The importance of defects

Pritha Ghosh, Yamil J. Colón, Randall Q. Snurr*

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Simulated adsorption isotherms for water in UiO-66 illustrate that defects in the form of missing linkers make this MOF more hydrophilic. Heats of adsorption and density plots further confirm the effect of defects on adsorption of water in UiO-66 at low loadings. In addition, water and CO2 isotherms indicate that not only the amount of defects but their locations within the material affect the loading of guest molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11329-11331
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
StatePublished - Aug 28 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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