Two Chemistry grad students involved in new study on CO2 conversion by copper foam

August 18, 2014
Copper Foam Credit: Palmore lab/Brown University

Two Chemistry graduate students, Sujat Sen (PhD '14) and Dan Liu (current) collaborated on a project through Brown's interdisciplinary Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2. The results show how copper foam can be used to catalyze the conversion of CO2, and its results are published in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Catalysis. 

"A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide, a new study shows. The research, by scientists in Brown University‚Äôs Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2, suggests that copper foams could provide a new way of converting excess CO2 into useful industrial chemicals."

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