Alkali metal cation effects on hydrogen uptake and binding in metal-organic frameworks.

@article{Mulfort2008AlkaliMC,
  title={Alkali metal cation effects on hydrogen uptake and binding in metal-organic frameworks.},
  author={Karen L Mulfort and Joseph T Hupp},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 18},
  pages={7936-8}
}
A 2-fold interwoven metal-organic framework has been chemically reduced and doped with Li(+), Na(+), and K(+). At low pressures and temperatures, the reduced and doped materials exhibit enhanced H2 uptakeup to 65% higher than for the neutral framework. Notably, at similar doping levels, H2 binding is strongest with Li(+) and decreases as Li(+) > Na(+) > K(+). However, the uptake increases in the opposite order. We attribute the behavior to structural changes accompanying framework reduction.