"Coordination Polymers and Oligomers and Labyrinthine Molecular Solids as Materials for the Sorption of Gases/Vapours, with Emphasis on Hydrogen"

Grant number: DP0663872


The work will afford new types of gas sorbing solids, which may find practical uses in the separation and storage of gases and in catalysis. Hydrogen is almost the perfect, pollution-free fuel; Australia's abundant sunlight potentially makes it cheap and readily available here. The lack of a safe and economic means of storing hydrogen at easily achieved and maintained pressures remains the chief obstacle to the viability of numerous hydrogen-powered devices of the future such as cell phones, laptop computers, cordless tools and vehicles. The work proposed will contribute to the development of safe, efficient, and portable hydrogen storage systems.