CO2 cleaving breakthrough

Baker, John
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 58, p49
Trade Publication
The article reports that researchers, led by Markus Antonietti at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Germany, have revealed a way of cleaving the carbon dioxide bonds using graphitic carbon nitride as a catalyst. Antonietti's team worked with nitrogen-rich catalysts, trying to emulate photosynthesis, which naturally breaks down carbon dioxide in plants via its reaction with nitrogen to form carbamates as intermediates.


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