Thursday, March 19, 2009

open up wide

In porous inorganic materials such as zeolites, the pore width normally determines what goes in and what stays out. Now, however, chemists have demonstrated that hollow capsules made of molybdate complexes can import molecules that are larger than the pores through which they enter, pointing to a surprising degree of flexibility for an inorganic structure.

Read my news story in Chemistry World.

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