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The researchers created a spherical, sponge-like matrix out of chitosan, a material found in shrimp and crab shells.
The Northwestern material is a gel made of cobalt, nickel, molybdenum and sulfur that then is freeze-dried, producing a sponge-like material with a very high surface area.
These sponge-like products utilize SpongeTech[R]'s proprietary, patent (and patent-pending) technologies and other technologies involving hydrophilic (liquid absorbing) foam, polyurethane matrices or other ingredients.