“Application of the b-hydroquinone clathrate to methane storage and transportation”
J.-W. Lee, Y. Lee, J.-H. Yoon, S. Takeya, T. Kawamura, Y. Yamamoto
Chemical Engineering Transactions
Vol.17, pp.1699-1703, 2009.08
In this study, hydroquinone is selected as a possible organic material to be used for storing and transporthing methane. This chemical is known to have capturing ability of various molecules while changing its crystal structure to the β-form from its original structure, α-form at high pressures. Formed α- and β-form clathrate samples were analyzed by means of spectroscopic measurements in order to identify cage occupancy and formed crystal structure. Even though the cage occupancy of CH₄ in the β-form hydroquinone is obtained to be 0.8, more investigations are necessary in order to the suggested technique more viable.