Transactions of the INDIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Vol. 53 1994
Catalyzed Fixation of C02 on Glass Surfaces
DOI : 10.1080/0371750X.1994.10804648
Some fluoride opal glass surfaces when exposed to the
normal atmosphere selectively adsorb carbon dioxide and
convert it to an organic compound. The organic compound
was characterized and identified to be sodium formate.
Probable reactions leading to the formation of the compound
are proposed. These reactions have possible implications
in the development of environmentally benign processes
for synthesis of organic chemicals.