Porous Lanthanide Metal–Organic Frameworks for Gas Storage and Separation

  • Bin Li
  • Banglin ChenEmail author
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 163)


Lanthanide metal–organic frameworks (Ln-MOFs) have attracted increasing attention as an emerging type of porous materials in the last decades due to their high porosities, adjustable pore sizes/sharps, ready functionalization, as well as high thermal/chemical stability. In this chapter, we seek to not only provide a comprehensive review focusing on porous Ln-MOF materials for a wide range of applications in gas storage and separation, such as H2 storage, selective CO2 capture and separation, and H2 and CH4 purification, but also highlight some strategies as a means of effectively enhancing their gas storage capacities and selectivities.


Framework interpenetration Gas separation Gas storage Lanthanide metal–organic frameworks Pore size/sharp exclusion 





1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid


2,2′-Bipyridine-3,3′-dicarboxylic acid


Oxalic acid


Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid


2-Fluoro-4-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)benzoic acid


4,4′-Methylenebis[3-hydroxy-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid]


Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid


2,3,5,6-Tetramethyl-1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid






5-(4-Carboxybenzylideneamino)isophthalic acid


5,5′,5″-(Benzene-1,3,5-triyl)tris(1-naphthoic acid)


5,5′,5″-(Benzene-1,3,5-triyl)tris(1-naphthoic acid)


Tris((4-carboxyl)phenylduryl)amine acid


Tris((4-carboxyl)phenylduryl)amine acid


4,4′,4″-(Benzenetricarbonyltris-(azanediyl)) tribenzoic acid






5′,5″″-(4″-Carboxy-5′-(4-carboxyphenyl)-[1,1′:3′,1″-terphenyl]-3,5-diyl)bis(([1,1′:3′,1″-terphenyl]-4,4″-dicarboxylic acid))






4,4′,4″-S-triazine-2,4,6-triyl tribenzoate



This work was supported by grant AX-1730 from the Welch Foundation (BC).


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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