Greenhouse scrubber

A new, highly porous material that can soak up carbon dioxide efficiently and with high selectivity has been developed by Korean chemists. The material might be used as a scrubber to sequester the greenhouse gas from factories and power generation plants burning fossil fuels. Myunghyun Paik Suh and Hye-Sun Choi of the Seoul National University, in the Republic of Korea, have developed highly selective carbon dioxide capture materials from flexible three-dimensional coordination polymer networks. They report details in the journal Angewandte Chemie.