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Thallapally research featured on cover of Dalton Transactions

June 2010
A new class of catalytic material has been studied by lead researcher Praveen Thallapally along with fellow Energy and Environment Directorate scientists Carlos Fernandez, Radha Motkuri and Satish Nune. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) display a unique three-dimensional structure that is highly selective and reactive, with performance that is up to 50 percent better than commercial materials in the tested reactions. The catalyst's high shape selectivity points to energy, environmental, and other applications for this new class of materials. This breakthrough research was featured as the cover of Dalton Transactions in February 2010. Additional staff at PNNL involved in the research were Jun Liu and Chuck Peden.

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