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From Separation to Transformation: Metal-Organic Framework Shows New Talent

Caption: This iron-based metal-organic framework (large structure) can catalyze a reaction that transforms ethane (gray and light blue molecules) into pure ethanol (light blue, red and gray). Scientists think the framework could help reveal ways to mimic other biological functions.

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