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Title: Self assembled molecular monolayers on high surface area materials as molecular getters

The present invention relates to a gettering material that may be used as a filtration medium to remove pollutants from the environment. The gettering material comprises a high surface area material having a metal surface that chemically bonds n-alkanethiols in an organized manner thereby forming a molecular monolayer over the metal surface. The n-alkanethiols have a free functional group that interacts with the environment thereby binding specific pollutants that may be present. The gettering material may be exposed to streams of air in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems or streams of water to remove specific pollutants from either medium. 9 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
415715
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States) CHO; SCA: 540120; 540320; PA: EDB-97:016452; SN: 97001714578
Patent Number(s):
US 5,591,690/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-267,715
Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Jan 1997
Research Org:
Midwest Research Institute; National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ADSORBENTS; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; POLLUTANTS; ADSORPTION; THIOLS; CHEMISORPTION; AIR CLEANING; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; WASTE WATER; WATER TREATMENT