Amorphous Infinite Coordination Polymer Microparticles: A New Class of Selective Hydrogen Storage Materials

Advanced Materials (Impact Factor: 15.41). 06/2008; 20(11):2105 - 2110. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200702605
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