Metal-organic frameworks for the storage and delivery of biologically active hydrogen sulfide

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  • PK Allan
  • PS Wheatley
  • D Aldous
  • MI Mohideen
  • C Tang
  • IL Megson
  • KW Chapman
  • G De Weireld
  • S Vaesen
  • RE Morris

Colleges, School and Institutes


Hydrogen sulfide is an extremely toxic gas that is also of great interest for biological applications when delivered in the correct amount and at the desired rate. Here we show that the highly porous metal-organic frameworks with the CPO-27 structure can bind the hydrogen sulfide relatively strongly, allowing the storage of the gas for at least several months. Delivered gas is biologically active in preliminary vasodilation studies of porcine arteries, and the structure of the hydrogen sulfide molecules inside the framework has been elucidated using a combination of powder X-ray diffraction and pair distribution function analysis.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4060-4066
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012