A challenge for green chemistry: designing molecules that readily dissolve in carbon dioxide.

  • Beckman E
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Abstract

Carbon dioxide is a green yet feeble solvent whose full potential won't be realized until we develop a more thorough understanding of its solvent behavior at the molecular level. Fortunately, advances in molecular modeling coupled with experiments are rapidly improving our understanding of CO(2)'s behavior, permitting design of new, more sustainable "CO(2)-philes".

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  • E J Beckman

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