Scientists have discovered a way to turn CO2 from factory emissions into useful products

As the push to reduce greenhouse gases gains momentum, new research out of Oregon State University shows promise to help solve the CO2 emissions problem. A recent article in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A reveals that a new lanthanide metal organic framework (MOF) loaded with propylene oxide can scrub CO2 from factory flue gases and creates commercially useful compounds as a byproduct.

The study outlines how the MOF — loaded with propylene oxide — accelerates the formation of cyclic carbonates, which are a class of useful compounds such as battery electrolytes and pharmaceutical precursors.

In addition to scrubbing factory emissions, the lanthanide MOF can also be used to form cycle carbonates from biogas.

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Researchers Have Found A New Way To Remove Carbon Dioxide From Harmful Factory Emissions

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