Quantifying the nitrogen effect on CO2 capture using isoporous network polymers

Thien S. Nguyen, Cafer T. Yavuz

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The impact of nitrogen atoms on CO2 binding was evaluated for two isostructural porous bisimidazole-linked polymers (BILPs), which serendipitously had identical surface areas and pore size distributions, a very rare observation. The two structures differ only in the core of the trialdehyde component, the nitrogen atom (BILP-19) versus benzene ring (BILP-5). Such a slight difference, however, has brought about a stronger CO2 capture capacity of BILP-19 and hence increased CO2/N2 separation capability.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4273-4275
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number31
StatePublished - Apr 21 2020
Externally publishedYes

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