, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 521–528 | Cite as

Development of activated graphene-MOF composites for H2 and CH4 adsorption

  • Barbara Szczęśniak
  • Jerzy Choma
  • Mietek JaroniecEmail author


The structural and adsorption properties of activated graphene/metal–organic framework (MOF) composites are investigated for four samples synthesized by in-situ crystallization and sonication-assisted methods. Depending on the method used, the composites showed different morphology, structure and consequently adsorption properties toward H2 and CH4. Addition of KOH-activated graphene during synthesis of an aluminum-containing MOF (MOF520) under sonication conditions boosted adsorption capacities of the resulting composite with respect to both adsorbates, while the in-situ crystallization of MOF520 in mesopores of the CO2-activated graphene assured very effective coupling of both components. Such comparative study is valuable for the design and synthesis of MOF-based composites for various applications.


Activated graphene Graphene-MOF composites Hydrogen storage Methane storage MOF520 



BS and JC acknowledge the National Science Centre (Poland) for support of this research under Grant UMO-2016/23/B/ST5/00532.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryMilitary University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryKent State UniversityKentUSA

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