Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Identification of Co2 Sequestered in Electrospun Metal Oxide Nanofibers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2006

Abstract

We demonstrate, using diffuse reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (DRIFTS), that carbon dioxide is sequestered in electrospun metal oxide nanofibers upon removal of the guide polymers by pyrolysis. Carbon dioxide is not present before pyrolysis and is formed during combustion of the polymer. The sequestration of carbon dioxide within these metal oxide nanofibers does not appear to depend on the particular metal precursor, guide polymer, or synthesis method.

Publication Title

Chemical Physics Letters

Volume

423

Issue

6

First Page

302

Last Page

305