Designing, Teaching, and Evaluating a Unit on Symmetry and Crystallography in the High School Classroom

Grove, N.P., Collins, D.J., Lopez, J.J., Lowery Bretz, S., Zhou, H.-C, Guerin, N.P., Journal of Chemical Education, 2009, 86, 946. DOI: 10.1021/ed086p946

Selective Gas Adsorption and Separation in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Li, J.-R.; Kuppler, R. J.; Zhou, H.-C. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1477-1504. DOI: 10.1039/B802426J

Microporous Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Coordinatively Linked Interpenetration: Syntheses, Gas Adsorption Studies, Thermal Stability Analysis, and Photoluminescence Investigation

Ma, S.; Yuan, D.; Wang, X.-S.; Zhou, H.-C. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 2072-2077. DOI: 10.1021/ic801948z

After 118 Years, the Isolation of Two Common Radical Anion Reductants as Simple, Stable Solids

Scott, T. A.; Ooro, B.A.; Collins, D. J.; Shatruk, M.; Yakovenko, A.; Dunbar, K. R.; Zhou, H.-C.; Chem. Commun., 2009, 65-67.  DOI: 10.1039/B815272A

Further Investigation of the Effect of Framework Catenation on Hydrogen Uptake in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Ma, S.; Eckert, J.; Forster, P.; Yoon, J.; Chang, J.S.; Collier, C.; Parise, J.; Zhou, H.-C.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 15896. DOI: 10.1021/ja803492q

Enhancing H2 Uptake by "Close-Packing" Alignment of Open Copper Sites in Metal–Organic Frameworks

Wang, X.-S.; Ma, S.; Forster, P. M.; Yuan, D.; Eckert, J.; López, J. J.; Murphy, B. J.; Parise, J. B.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 7263. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802087

Hydrogen Adsorption in a Highly Stable Porous Rare-Earth Metal-Organic Framework: Sorption Properties and Neutron Diffraction Studies

Luo, J.; Xu,H.; Liu, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Daemen, L. L.;  Brown, C.; Timofeeva, T. V.; Ma, S.; Zhou, H.-C.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 9626. DOI: 10.1021/ja801411f

The current status of hydrogen storage in metal-organic frameworks

Zhao, D.; Yuan, D.; Zhou, H.-C.; Energy Environ. Sci., 2008, 1, 222. DOI: 10.1039/B808322N

A Coordinatively linked, doubly interpenetrated, Yb metal- organic framework demonstrating high thermal stability and uncommon gas-adsorption selectivity

Ma, S.; Wang, X.-S.; Yuan, D.;  Zhou, H.-C.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 4130. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200800312

Reaction-condition-controlled formation of secondary-building-units in three cadmium metal–organic frameworks with an orthogonal tetrakis(tetrazolate) ligand

Collins, D. J.; Sun, D.; Liu, W. Zuo, J.-L. ; Zhou, H.-C.; J. Mol. Struct., 2008, 10, 876. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2008.04.038

Framework-catenation isomerism in MOFs and its impact on hydrogen uptake

Ma S.; Sun, D.; Simmons, J.M.; Collier, C.D.; Yuan, D.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2008, 130 (3):1012-6. DOI:10.1021/ja0771639

Metal-organic framework from an anthracene derivative containing nanoscopic cages exhibiting high methane uptakes

Ma, S. ; Sun, D.; Simmons, J. M.; Collier, C. D.; Yuan, D.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 1012-1016. DOI:10.1021/ja0771639

Quantitative study of interactions between oxygen lone pair and aromatic rings: Substituent effect and the importance of closeness of contact

Gung, B. W.; Zou, Y.; Y Xu, Y.; Amicangelo, J. C.; J.  Irwin, J. C Ma, S.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 689. DOI: 10.1021/jo702170j

Ultramicroporous metal-organic framework based on 9,10-anthracenedicarboxylate for selective gas adsorption

Ma, S.; Wang, X.-S.; Collier, C.D.; Manis, E. S.;  Zhou, H.-C.; Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 8499. DOI: 10.1021/ic701507r

A triply interpenetrated microporous metal- organic framework for selective sorption of gas molecules

Chen, B.; Ma, S.; Hurtado, E. J.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Zhou, H.-C.; Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 8490. DOI: 10.1021/ic7014034

3D porous metal-organic framework exhibiting selective adsorption of water over organic solvent

Gu, J.-Z.; Lu, W.-G.; Zhou, H.-C.; Lu, T.-B.; Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 5835. DOI: 10.1021/ic7004908

A Metal-Organic Framework Based on a Trinickel Secondary Building Unit Exhibiting Gas-Adsorption Selectivity

Ma, S.; Wang, X.-S.; Manis, E. S.; Collier, C.D.; Zhou, H.-C.; Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 3432. DOI: 10.1021/ic070338v

Hydrogen storage in metal-organic frameworks

Collins, D. J.; Zhou, H.-C.; J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 3154-3160. DOI: 10.1039/B702858J

Construction of robust open metal-organic frameworks with chiral channels and permanent porosity

Sun, D.; Ke, Y.; Collins, D. J.; Lorigan, G. A.; Zhou, H.-C.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 2458. DOI: 10.1021/ic0624773

A mesh-adjustable molecular sieve omnipotent in gas separation

Ma, S.; Sun, D.; Wang, X.-S.; Zhou, H.-C.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 2458. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200604353



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