Carbonic anhydrase mimics for enhanced CO2 absorption in an amine-based capture solvent

Rachael A. Kelsey, David A. Miller, Sean R. Parkin, Kun Liu, Joe E. Remias, Yue Yang, Felice C Lightstone, Kunlei Liu, Cameron A. Lippert, Susan A. Odom

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Two new small-molecule enzyme mimics of carbonic anhydrase were prepared and characterized. These complexes contain the salen-like ligand bis(hydroxyphenyl)phenanthroline. This ligand is similar to the salen-type ligands previously incorporated into carbonic anhydrase mimics but contains no hydrolyzable imine groups and therefore serves as a promising ligand scaffold for the synthesis of a more robust CO2 hydration catalyst. These homogeneous catalysts were investigated for CO2 hydration in concentrated primary amine solutions through which a dilute CO2 (14%) fluid stream was flowed and showed exceptional activity for increased CO2 absorption rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-333
Number of pages10
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 26 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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    Kelsey, R. A., Miller, D. A., Parkin, S. R., Liu, K., Remias, J. E., Yang, Y., Lightstone, F. C., Liu, K., Lippert, C. A., & Odom, S. A. (2015). Carbonic anhydrase mimics for enhanced CO2 absorption in an amine-based capture solvent. Dalton Transactions, 45(1), 324-333.