Novel Amine-impregnated Mesostructured Silica Materials for CO2 Capture

Manuel Ojeda, Matjaz Mazaj, Susana Garcia*, Jin Xuan, M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Natasa Zabukovec Logar

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In this work, mesostructured KIL-2 silica materials were synthesized and functionalized by impregnation with two different amino sources, polyethylenimine (PEI) and Tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA), for their application to low temperature CO2 capture. Infrared spectroscopy verified that amino groups were successfully incorporated on the surface of the silica support and within its interparticle porosity. N2 sorption analysis of the synthesized silica materials showed a decrease in surface area and total pore volume as a result of the impregnation with the amine groups. The CO2 capture capacity of prepared sorbents was evaluated by CO2 adsorption/desorption isotherms at 25 °C and 90 °C. The highest sorption capacity was achieved at 90 °C for KIL-2-TEPA material (4.35 mmol/g ads), which is significantly higher than values previously reported in the literature for similar type of disordered mesopore structure materials under similar conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2252-2258
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • adsorbents
  • amine-impregnated
  • carbon dioxide capture
  • KIL-2
  • wormhole silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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