The gelation of CO2: A sustainable route to the creation of microcellular materials

C. Shi, Z. Huang, S. Kilic, J. Xu, R. M. Enick, E. J. Beckman, A. J. Carr, R. E. Melendez, A. D. Hamilton

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Abstract

Compounds with strong thermodynamic affinity for carbon dioxide (CO2) have been designed and synthesized that dissolve in CO2, then associate to form gels. Upon removal of the CO2, these gels produced free-standing foams with cells with an average diameter smaller than 1 micrometer and a bulk density reduction of 97 percent relative to the parent material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1540-1543
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume286
Issue number5444
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 1999

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    Shi, C., Huang, Z., Kilic, S., Xu, J., Enick, R. M., Beckman, E. J., Carr, A. J., Melendez, R. E., & Hamilton, A. D. (1999). The gelation of CO2: A sustainable route to the creation of microcellular materials. Science, 286(5444), 1540-1543. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.286.5444.1540