Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • News & Views
  • Published:


Screening for selectivity

Metal–organic frameworks are promising adsorbents for CO2 capture from flue gas, but many perform poorly when exposed to flue gas containing water. Now, a computational screening approach identifies MOFs with preserved CO2/N2 selectivities in wet flue gas and experiments confirm their outstanding CO2 capture performance.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy this article

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Fig. 1


  1. Bui, M. et al. Energ. Environ. Sci. 11, 1062–1176 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. D’Alessandro, D. M., Smit, B. & Long, J. R. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 6058–6082 (2010).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Schoedel, A., Ji, Z. & Yaghi, O. M. Nat. Energy 1, 16034 (2016).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Trickett, C. A. Nat. Rev. Mater. 2, 17045 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Boyd, P. G. et al. Nature (2019).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Boyd, P. G., Lee, Y. & Smit, B. Nat. Rev. Mater. 2, 17037 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Seda Keskin.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Keskin, S. Screening for selectivity. Nat Energy 5, 8–9 (2020).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing