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Hysteretic Adsorption of CO2 onto a Cu2(pzdc)2(bpy) Porous Coordination Polymer and Concomitant Framework Distortion

Author(s) with affiliations: 

K. Riascos,a  A.J. Schroeder,b M.R. Arend,b P. G. Evans,b and A. J. Hernández-Maldonadoa*

 a Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000


 b Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison, WI 53706 

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In a recent publication resulting from a collaboration between the IRG2 of the Wisconsin MRSEC and the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez through the NSF-sponsored Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program, Prof. Hernandez-Maldonado and coworkers investigated the structural mechanisms of the hysteretic adsorption of carbon dioxide onto the porous coordination polymer, CPL-2. CPL-2 is currently under investigation for industrial-scale carbon dioxide capture applications. The c-b plane of the CPL-2 lattice contains an array of one-dimensional channels that facilitate the adsorption of carbon dioxide by allowing rapid transport of gas molecules. Diagonal blue lines indicate the (0 1 2) diffraction plane. Adapted from K. Riascos-Rodriguez et al., Dalton Trans. 43, 10877 (2014), with permission from The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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