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Liquefied molecular holes

Porous solids have many uses in the chemical industry, which has stimulated the development of several generations of such materials. A new generation has now arrived, with the report of permanently porous liquids. See Letter p.216

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Mastalerz, M. Liquefied molecular holes. Nature 527, 174–175 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/527174a

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