Solid refrigerants perform under pressure

Solid refrigerants perform under pressure

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Barocaloric materials, which absorb or release heat when pressure is applied, could replace environmentally harmful volatile refrigerants in heating and cooling systems.
JACS Spotlights Published February 14, 2024
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 3565−3566

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New Recyclable Polymers Made From CO2

New Recyclable Polymers Made From CO2

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New polyurethane materials made from carbon dioxide range from stretchy to rigid and can be easily recycled or upcycled in a variety of ways.

JACS Spotlights Published November 22, 2023
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 25031−25032
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