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Picking up 30 CO2 Molecules by a Porous Metal Oxide Capsule Based on the Same Number of Receptors


  • A.M. thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for continuous support and together with E.T.K.H. for the support of a joint project.


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30 receptors in waiting position: In the porous (pentagon)12(linker)30-type molybdenum oxide capsule (see picture), the 30 positively charged linkers (five unsaturated shown for illustration in green, the others contain CO32− ligands) can act as receptors for neutral and negatively charged ligands. Bubbling CO2 into the solution containing the acetate-type capsules leads to the upload of CO2 based on 30 coordinated CO32− ligands.

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