A Chromium Terephthalate-Based Solid with Unusually Large Pore Volumes and Surface Area

@article{Frey2005ACT,
  title={A Chromium Terephthalate-Based Solid with Unusually Large Pore Volumes and Surface Area},
  author={G{\'e}rard F{\'e}rey and Caroline Mellot‐Draznieks and Christian Serre and Franck Millange and Julien Dutour and Suzy Surbl{\'e} and Irene Margiolaki},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={309},
  pages={2040 - 2042}
}
We combined targeted chemistry and computational design to create a crystal structure for porous chromium terephthalate, MIL-101, withverylargeporesizes and surface area. Its zeotype cubic structure has a giant cell volume (∼702,000 cubic angstroms), a hierarchy of extra-large pore sizes (∼30 to 34 angstroms), and a Langmuir surface area for N2 of ∼5900 ± 300 square meters per gram. Beside the usual properties of porous compounds, this solid has potential as a nanomold for monodisperse… 

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