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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.
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Lakewood, CO)
  2. (Denver, CO)
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OSTI Identifier:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5591690
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Research Org:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
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Country of Publication:
United States
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