Tuesday, April 24, 2007

US Patent 7208134 - Magnetic nanoparticles for CO2 absorption


This patent from M.I.T. possesses a fairly basic claim to inorganic nanoparticles (such as iron oxide nanoparticles) which is combined with organic phases (hydrocarbons) to bind gases (such as CO2). Claim 1 reads:

1. A nanoparticle comprising an inorganic compound associated with an organic phase, wherein the organic phase is capable of reversibly solubilizing a gas.

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