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Gas in a straitjacket

Given a holding material with sufficiently small and uniform pores, gaseous oxygen can be made to form regular one-dimensional chains. That gives unprecedented insight into the properties of confined gases.

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Figure 1: Versatility of Takamizawa and colleagues' porous coordination polymer3.


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Kitagawa, S. Gas in a straitjacket. Nature 441, 584–585 (2006).

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