Coordination polymers with high levels of porosity are being intensively investigated. New synthetic methods pioneered in the group are leading to materials with unprecedented structural properties. Both fundamental studies on processes such as gas adsorption, supramolecular isomerism, and host-guest chemistry are conducted alongside applications in gas (hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane) storage and separations in liquids. Key techniques applied to characterize materials include X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and adsorption analysis.
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