Researchers achieve ‘ultimate porosity’ of a nano-material to capture carbon dioxide
Eco Factor: Researchers develop MOF-200 achieving world record for carbon dioxide storage capacity.
Chemists from UCLA and South Korea have created MOFs, or metal-organic frameworks, that have achieved the world record in porosity and carbon dioxide storage capacity. The crystal sponges, can store gases that are usually difficult to store and transport.
The development of MOF-200 could lead to cleaner energy and the ability to capture CO2 emissions before they reach the atmosphere. The research team created MOFs that are twice the porosity of MOF-177 and three times that of MOF-5, which means they can now store twice as much gas as they could in 2004.