Highly selective CO2 capture by a flexible microporous metal-organic framework (MMOF) material

Haohan Wu, Randall S. Reali, David A. Smith, Michael C. Trachtenberg, Jing Li

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Caught in a CO2 trap: A highly flexible microporous metal-organic framework material exhibits a remarkable ability to capture and separate carbon dioxide from other small gases, such as N2, H 2, CH4, CO, and O2, with separation ratios of 294, 190, 257, and 441 for CO2/N2, CO2/H 2, CO2/CH4, and CO2/CO, respectively, at 0.16 atm and 25 °C, and 768 for CO2/O 2 at 0.2 atm and 25 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13951-13954
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 17 2010



  • adsorption
  • carbon dioxide
  • carbon dioxide fixation
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • microporous materials
  • separation selectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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