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Mesoporous carbonates and method of making

United States Patent Application

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Mesoporous metal carbonate structures are formed by providing a solution containing a non-ionic surfactant and a calcium acetate salt, adding sufficient base to react with the acidic byproducts to be formed by the addition of carbon dioxide, and adding carbon dioxide, thereby forming a mesoporous metal carbonate structure containing the metal from said metal salt.
Fryxell, Glen (Kennewick, WA), Liu, Jun (Albuquerque, NM), Zemanian, Thomas S. (Richland, WA)
10/ 810,013
March 26, 2004
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.