Volume 94 Issue 46 | p. 11 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 21, 2016

Porous fluoropolymer separates water-soluble organics

Nanoporous material is the first to selectively pull dyes and other compounds from water based on their charge and size
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: materials, fluoropolymer, covalent organic polymer, MOF, zeolite

Porous materials such as zeolites, metal organic frameworks, and nanocarbons are known for their ability to selectively interact with and separate chemical species having similar sizes and functional groups. But the ability to separate charged molecules of various sizes, especially when dissolved in water, has remained a challenge. A team led by Cafer T. Yavuz of Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) has now reported a microporous network fluoropolymer . . .

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