Edible nanostructures: Compounds made from renewable materials could be used for gas storage, food technologies

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 13:21 in Physics & Chemistry

Sugar, salt, alcohol and a little serendipity led researchers to discover a new class of nanostructures that could be used for gas storage and food and medical technologies. And the compounds are edible. The porous crystals are the first known all-natural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that are simple to make. Most other MOFs are made from petroleum-based ingredients, but the new MOFs you can pop into your mouth and eat, and the researchers have.

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