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Dual-purpose hybrid nanomaterial captures and converts carbon dioxide into industrial chemicals and fuel

Applications: 1) Capture and conversion of carbon dioxide into industrial chemicals and fuel such as methane and methanol. 2) Other chemical reactions that would benefit from low vapor pressure such as biomass conversion.

Benefits:

1) Can simultaneously reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide and produce industrial chemicals. 2) Multi-purpose core and polymer chain materials allow CO2 capture and conversion to be performed in a single reactor thereby reducing operating costs. 3) Can be used at high temperatures without a high-pressure reactor due to the low vapor pressure of the nanomaterial. 4) Less corrosive than aqueous amine solutions such as monoethanolamine (MEA) and can be produced using readily available and environmentally friendly compounds such as silica and common polymers.

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