Fiber Science Lab, Design Student Develop Clothes to Trap Poisonous Gas
A new fabric that can selectively trap noxious gases and odors has been fashioned by Jennifer Keane '11, a fiber science and apparel design (FSAD) major, into a line of hooded shirts and masks inspired by the military.
The garments use metal organic framework molecules (MOFs) and cellulose fibers that were assembled in assistant fiber science professor Juan Hinestroza's lab to create the special cloth. MOFs, which are clustered crystalline compounds, can be manipulated at the nanolevel to have cages that are the exact same size as the gas they are trying to capture.
Keane worked with Hinestroza and …
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Publication information: Article title: Fiber Science Lab, Design Student Develop Clothes to Trap Poisonous Gas. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Human Ecology. Volume: 39. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2011. Page number: 20. © 2008 Cornell University, Human Ecology. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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