Microporous metal-organic framework with potential for carbon dioxide capture at ambient conditions.

Abstract

Carbon dioxide capture and separation are important industrial processes that allow the use of carbon dioxide for the production of a range of chemical products and materials, and to minimize the effects of carbon dioxide emission. Porous metal-organic frameworks are promising materials to achieve such separations and to replace current technologies, which use aqueous solvents to chemically absorb carbon dioxide. Here we show that a metal-organic frameworks (UTSA-16) displays high uptake (160 cm(3) cm(-3)) of CO(2) at ambient conditions, making it a potentially useful adsorbent material for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture and biogas stream purification. This has been further confirmed by simulated breakthrough experiments. The high storage capacities and selectivities of UTSA-16 for carbon dioxide capture are attributed to the optimal pore cages and the strong binding sites to carbon dioxide, which have been demonstrated by neutron diffraction studies.

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1956

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@article{Xiang2012MicroporousMF, title={Microporous metal-organic framework with potential for carbon dioxide capture at ambient conditions.}, author={Shengchang Xiang and Yabing He and Zhangjing Zhang and Hui Wu and Wei Zhou and Rajamani Krishna and Banglin Chen}, journal={Nature communications}, year={2012}, volume={3}, pages={954} }