Amorphous molecular organic solids for gas adsorption

Jian Tian, Praveen K. Thallapally, Scott J. Dalgarno, Peter B. McGrail, Jerry L. Atwood

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Fixing the hole: Molecular organic compounds with large accessible internal cavities display gas-storage ability in the amorphous solid state. This finding suggests for the first time that longrange molecular order is not a prerequisite for organic molecules to be engineered as porous materials. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5492-5495
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2009


  • Adsorption
  • Amorphous materials
  • Molecular organic solids
  • Solid-state structures


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