Edible gas storage: Porous metal-organic framework made from food-grade natural products

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:42 in Physics & Chemistry

(PhysOrg.com) -- A spoonful of sugar, a pinch of salt, and a splash of alcohol - those are the ingredients used by scientists to generate a new class of robust nanoporous metal-organic frameworks. However, the sugar is not ordinary table sugar, but γ-cyclodextrin, produced from biorenewable cornstarch.

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