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UK university develops environmentally friendly MOF production method

3:33 AM MDT | October 11, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Chemists at Queen's University Belfast (Belfast, UK) say they have devised a novel, environmentally friendly technique for the rapid production of metal-organic frameworks (MOF) porous materials. MOFs are "revolutionary" nanomaterials, the chemists say. MOF's main characteristic is that they have the highest surface area of any known substance, which enables them to potentially transform hazardous gas storage, natural gas vehicles, and drug delivery. "Because of their extremely large surface areas, and the flexibility with which their...

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