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November 5, 2014

Two-Dimensional MOFs Boost Gas Separation

Materials: Thin sheets of metal-organic framework compounds improve membrane properties

November 3, 2014

Building A Safer Button Battery

Materials: Pressure-sensitive coating stops current flowing from button batteries when outside of devices

November 3, 2014

Coated Copper Self-Repairs

Polyoxometalate-based ionic liquid protects copper from acid corrosion and allows scratches to heal

November 3, 2014

Polymerization Minus The Metal

Chemists replace metal in atom-transfer radical polymerization with organic catalyst and light

November 3, 2014

Long-Range Charge Transport In DNA

Method measures charge transport in individual G-quadruplex molecules over distances longer than 100 nm

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