Dynamic photo-switching in metal-organic frameworks as a route to low-energy carbon dioxide capture and release


Like wringing out a sponge, a metal-organic framework loaded with structure-changing light-responsive groups can squeeze out captured CO 2. Because of the groups being structurally integral, there is oscillation between native and excited states. Pairing with CO2 capture from coal-based power generation could reduce the parasitic energy load of adsorbent regeneration. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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