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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
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 has been working with the school’s Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory  to create a lightweight fabric hood and mask  that do the same thing as a gas mask but come in a much lighter and smaller package. The innovative high-tech clothing  uses clustered crystalline compounds known as metal organic framework (MOF) molecules to trap nano-size gases such as carbon monoxide .
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 Image: http://www.ecouterre.com/cornell-student-develops-clothing-that-traps-toxic-gases-odors/
 Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory: http://nanotextiles.human.cornell.edu/
 carbon monoxide: http://www.ecouterre.com/pollution-detecting-t-shirt-warns-of-high-carbon-monoxide-levels/
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