Thursday, 09 July 2020

The material that breathes on command thanks to a molecular switch

A joint research published in Nature Chemistry by the research teams led by the Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, Prof. Sander Wezenberg of the University of Groningen and by Prof. Angiolina Comotti, Department of Materials Science
Moleculas Switch

Milan, July 09th 2020

The material breathes in and out on command by means of a switch. Interestingly, the porous framework breathes by capturing and releasing carbon dioxide only when it receives a luminous stimulus at a specific wavelength.

It is designed thanks to the collaboration of the research teams led by the Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa, and by Prof. Sander Wezenberg of the University of Groningen and by Prof. Angiolina Comotti, full professor of Industrial Chemistry of the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milan – Bicocca.

The research results “Modulation of porosity in a solid material enabled by bulk photoisomerization of an overcrowded alkene” (doi:10.1038/s41557-020-0493-5) have been recently published in the journal Nature Chemistry .

by Redazione Centrale, last updated on 09/07/2020