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April 24, 2017

Nanoparticle-based ink helps create 3-D printed glass

High-resolution glass lenses, microreactors, and more are now possible

April 21, 2017

Lowest density MOF to date

Simple building blocks produce complex structure with a unit cell made up of 816 uranium nodes and 816 organic linkers

April 17, 2017

Titanium dioxide’s elemental charge states reevaluated

Titanium(III) rather than titanium(IV) could lead to reassessment of compound’s redox chemistry

April 17, 2017

Carbon nanobelt fashioned at last

Iterative Wittig reactions and aryl-aryl coupling knit together the fused ring structure

April 17, 2017

Drawing water from dry air

A MOF is at the heart of a sunlight-powered device that pulls water from air with low humidity

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