FMD3 scientists developped a unique amine functionalization strategy to enhance CO2 sorption properties

FMD3 scientists developped a unique amine functionalization strategy to enhance CO2 sorption properties

11/30/2013
FMD3 scientists developped a unique amine functionalization strategy, here applied to a novel porous organic polymer that has been synthesized using the molecular building block approach. It was designed to to deliberately encompass aldehyde functionalities, amenable to post functionalization.

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The resultant porous framework allows a facile, unprecedented and anticipated one-step, quantitative, post-synthetic amine functionalization. As envisioned, investigation of CO2 adsorption properties showed a significant enhancement of the CO2 affinity at low coverage versus the pristine material (Qst increased from 33 to 50 kJ.mol-1). This feature considerably enriched the CO2 selectivity and improved the CO2 removal capabilities from N2 and CH4 containing gases akin to post-combustion capture and natural gas upgrading applications.
Their unprecedented findings have been accepted for publication in Chemical Communications.
 
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