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Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On September 1, 2011 @ 6:40 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Features,News | 1 Comment

Cornell University, disaster relief, eco-fashion, ethical fashion, fabric technology, green fashion, Jennifer Keane, nanotechnology, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable style, technical fabrics, Wearable Technology [1]

Protective gas-masks are extremely helpful in many emergency situations, but they’re usually the size and shape of a small, unwieldy animal. But all that is about to change because Cornell student Jennifer Keane [1]has been working with the school’s Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory [2] to create a lightweight fabric hood and mask [1] that do the same thing as a gas mask but come in a much lighter and smaller package. The innovative high-tech clothing [1] uses clustered crystalline compounds known as metal organic framework (MOF) molecules to trap nano-size gases such as carbon monoxide [3].

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[1] Image: http://www.ecouterre.com/cornell-student-develops-clothing-that-traps-toxic-gases-odors/

[2] Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory: http://nanotextiles.human.cornell.edu/

[3] carbon monoxide: http://www.ecouterre.com/pollution-detecting-t-shirt-warns-of-high-carbon-monoxide-levels/

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