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Mesoporous Poly(Melamine–Formaldehyde) Solid Sorbent for Carbon Dioxide Capture

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  • Dr. Mei Xuan Tan,

    1. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos #04-01, 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9080
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  • Dr. Yugen Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos #04-01, 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9080
    • Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos #04-01, 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9080

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  • Prof. Jackie Y. Ying

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    1. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos #04-01, 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9080
    • Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos #04-01, 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9080

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Abstract

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Feed the pore: A highly mesoporous melamine–formaldehyde resin is synthesized through a simple, one-step polycondensation reaction by using inexpensive and abundant common industrial chemicals. The material is demonstrated to have a high surface area and a well-defined pore structure. Its high density of CO2 binding pockets with low CO2 binding energy facilitates rapid and reversible CO2 sorption.

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