Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crown ethers flatten in graphene for strong, specific binding

Scientists have discovered a way to dramatically increase the selectivity and binding strength of crown ethers by incorporating them within a rigid framework of graphene. Strong, specific electrostatic binding of crown ethers may advance sensors, chemical separations, nuclear-waste cleanup, extraction of metals from ores, purification and recycling of rare-earth elements, water purification, biotechnology, energy production in durable lithium-ion batteries, catalysis, medicine and data storage.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1zFoml2

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