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Trapped gas

Acetylene is a gas with many industrial applications. A highly efficient method to separate it from its close relation, carbon dioxide, is a promising route for purifying and storing ‘strategic’ gases in general.

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Figure 1: Acetylene caught.
Figure 2: Acid–base interaction.


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Férey, G. Trapped gas. Nature 436, 187–188 (2005).

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