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Gas Trapping Fabric

A Cornell student has developed a cloth that can block toxic fumes by trapping the molecules inside the fibers of the material.

The cloth consists of cellulose fibers and metal-organic framework molecules, which form pores that can trap and contain molecules of gas. The fabrics can be tailored to trap different sizes of molecules, blocking different types of gasses.

Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 11 May 2011