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UCLA Researchers Close in on Maximum Porosity of Materials

9:48 AM MDT | July 19, 2010 | Laura Templer

Omar Yaghi, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California (UCLA; Los Angeles), and Jaheon Kim, a chemistry professor at Soongsil University (Seoul) announced in the past week that they had developed particles in a class of materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOF) with record levels of porosity and carbon dioxide sequestration.   MOFs are used to absorb and store chemicals that are otherwise difficult to manage. The two MOFs created by the universities, MOF-200 and MOF- 210, are used to absorb CO 2 from the atmosphere. They...

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