Borate-catalyzed carbon dioxide hydration via the carbonic anhydrase mechanism.

Abstract

The hydration of CO(2) plays a critical role in carbon capture and geoengineering technologies currently under development to mitigate anthropogenic global warming and in environmental processes such as ocean acidification. Here we reveal that borate catalyzes the conversion of CO(2) to HCO(3)(-) via the same fundamental mechanism as the enzyme carbonic… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/es200590m

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