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MOF Solar Sponge Absorbs Carbon Dioxide
2013-02-19 21:44:35

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of scientists at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, have created a "solar sponge" using a metal organic framework (MOF) that absorbs carbon dioxide, but releases it when exposed to sunlight. The journal Angewandte Chemie published a paper detailing MOF. The interaction is known as dynamic photo-switching. The capture-and-release method of dynamic...

2013-02-12 14:14:20

Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. In a study published today in Angewandte Chemie, Monash University and CSIRO scientists for the first time discovered a photosensitive metal organic framework (MOF) - a class of materials known for their exceptional capacity to store gases. This has created a powerful and cost-effective new tool to...

Search for Better Carbon Capture Speeding Up
2012-08-21 09:03:23

Berkeley Lab Researchers Help Develop a Computer Model That Identifies the Best Molecular Candidates A computer model that can identify the best molecular candidates for removing carbon dioxide, molecular nitrogen and other greenhouse gases from power plant flues has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the University of California (UC) Berkeley and the University of Minnesota. The model is the...

2012-02-22 21:37:10

New analyses of more than 4,000 scientific studies have concluded that a family of "miracle materials" called MOFs have a bright future in products and technologies – ranging from the fuel tanks in hydrogen-powered cars to muting the effects of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide – that are critical for solving some of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. The 18 articles examining 4,283 pieces of research on MOFs published in the past appear in a special edition of...

2012-01-04 09:04:04

Delivery of pharmaceuticals into the human body and the storage of gas molecules for alternative energy could now be better controlled The delivery of pharmaceuticals into the human body or the storage of voluminous quantities of gas molecules could now be better controlled, thanks to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers. In a paper published online today in Nature Communications, a team of chemists and colleagues from Pitt´s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences...

2011-11-07 11:51:19

New method removes discovery bottleneck by identifying materials with promise Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different structures possible, where does one focus? A Northwestern University research team has developed a computational method that can save scientists and engineers valuable time in the discovery process. The new algorithm...

2011-09-23 12:11:53

All-natural nanostructures could address pressing environmental problem A year ago Northwestern University chemists published their recipe for a new class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt and alcohol. Now, the same team has discovered the edible compounds can efficiently detect, capture and store carbon dioxide. And the compounds themselves are carbon-neutral. The porous crystals -- known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) -- are made from all-natural ingredients and are simple to...

2010-09-03 12:12:46

Compounds made from renewable materials could be used for gas storage, food technologies Sugar, salt, alcohol and a little serendipity led a Northwestern University research team to discover a new class of nanostructures that could be used for gas storage and food and medical technologies. And the compounds are edible. The porous crystals are the first known all-natural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that are simple to make. Most other MOFs are made from petroleum-based ingredients, but the...

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2010-02-12 07:51:38

UCLA chemists report creating a synthetic "gene" that could capture heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to global warming, rising sea levels and the increased acidity of oceans. The research appears in the Feb. 12 issue of the journal Science. "We created three-dimensional, synthetic DNA-like crystals," said UCLA chemistry and biochemistry professor Omar M. Yaghi, who is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the UCLA"“Department of...


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