This introductory chapter introduces the structural, physical and spectroscopic properties of carbon dioxide and shows how these are linked to its role in global warming. The phase behaviour of carbon dioxide is introduced including the accessibility of a supercritical phase. The kinetics and thermodynamics of reactions involving carbon dioxide are introduced to provide a theoretical basis for understanding the reactions of carbon dioxide and the limitations as to what catalysis can achieve. Finally, the commercially important chemical reactions of carbon dioxide are surveyed within this kinetic and thermodynamic framework.
|Title of host publication||Carbon Dioxide Utilisation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Closing the Carbon Cycle: First Edition|
|Editors||Peter Styring, Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli, Katy Armstrong|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sept 2014|