Novel nanoporous "molecular basket" adsorbent for CO2 capture

Chunshan Song, Xiaochun Xu, John M. Andresen, Bruce G. Miller, Alan W. Scaroni

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A CO2 adsorbent with high adsorption capacity and high selectivity was prepared based on a novel "molecular basket" concept consisting of mesoporous molecular sieve of MCM-41 type and an immobilized branched polymer with CO2-capturing sites. The novel CO2 "molecular basket" adsorbent was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption/desorption and CO2 adsorption/desorption measurement. The "molecular basket" adsorbent can selectively capture CO2 in a gas mixture and was also applied in the separation of CO2 from simulated flue gas and boiler flue gas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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