Metal-Organic Frameworks for CO2 Chemical Transformations

Carbon dioxide (CO2), as the primary greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, triggers a series of environmental and energy related problems in the world. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop multiple methods to capture and convert CO2 into useful chemical products, which can significantly improve the environment and promote sustainable development. Over the past several decades, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown outstanding heterogeneous catalytic activity due in part to their high internal surface area and chemical functionalities. These properties and the ability to synthesise MOF platforms allow experiments to test structure-function relationships for transforming CO2 into useful chemicals. This study highlights recent developments for MOFs participating as catalysts for the chemical fixation and photochemical reduction of CO2. Finally, opportunities and challenges facing MOF catalysts are discussed in this ongoing research area.

Authors: He H, Perman JA, Zhu G, Ma S. ;Full Source: Small. 2016 Oct 20. doi: 10.1002/smll.201602711. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Epub ahead of print] ;[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]