Synthesis and Characterization of Zn3 (BTC)2 Nanoporous Sorbent and its Application for Hydrogen Storage at Ambient Temperature

Document Type: Research Paper



Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are considered an interesting option for hydrogen storage.
These materials show an exceptional H2 uptake. Here, Zn3(BTC)2 as MOF was synthesized
with a solvothermal method. The phase stability and microstructure of the Zn3(BTC)2 was characterized in terms of their properties and structures, using a number of analytical techniques including FT-IR, XRD, SEM, BET and TGA. The analyses confirmed that the product has a conical shape structure with a Langmuir specific surface area of over 257m²/g.
This MOF has shown to have a hydrogen storage capacity of 0.8 wt% at room temperature and 13 bar.