Flicking the switch on a molecular gate

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625923
Title:
Flicking the switch on a molecular gate
Authors:
Gascon, Jorge
Abstract:
The use of external stimuli to manipulate the properties of well-defined materials may find applications in on-demand drug delivery, separation of molecules, sensing, smart coatings, or artificial tissues (1). Most of these applications rely on changes in the shape, stiffness, pore size, or other properties of soft materials in response to external pressure, temperature changes, or electric or magnetic fields. However, the lack of long-range order in polymers makes it difficult to control their porosity and, hence, permeability. On page 347 of this issue, Knebel et al. (2) instead manipulate metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes. They show that the membrane pore size can change upon exposure to an external electric field, enabling precise separation of different gas molecules.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Citation:
Gascon J (2017) Flicking the switch on a molecular gate. Science 358: 303–303. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aap8267.
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Journal:
Science
Issue Date:
19-Oct-2017
DOI:
10.1126/science.aap8267
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0036-8075; 1095-9203
Additional Links:
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6361/303.full
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Articles; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

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dc.contributor.authorGascon, Jorgeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-23T05:18:20Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-23T05:18:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-19en
dc.identifier.citationGascon J (2017) Flicking the switch on a molecular gate. Science 358: 303–303. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aap8267.en
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075en
dc.identifier.issn1095-9203en
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/science.aap8267en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625923-
dc.description.abstractThe use of external stimuli to manipulate the properties of well-defined materials may find applications in on-demand drug delivery, separation of molecules, sensing, smart coatings, or artificial tissues (1). Most of these applications rely on changes in the shape, stiffness, pore size, or other properties of soft materials in response to external pressure, temperature changes, or electric or magnetic fields. However, the lack of long-range order in polymers makes it difficult to control their porosity and, hence, permeability. On page 347 of this issue, Knebel et al. (2) instead manipulate metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes. They show that the membrane pore size can change upon exposure to an external electric field, enabling precise separation of different gas molecules.en
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6361/303.fullen
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dc.titleFlicking the switch on a molecular gateen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.identifier.journalScienceen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
kaust.authorGascon, Jorgeen
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