Super-absorbent material soaks up oil spills

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In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents — a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly mitigating these costly accidents.

This full article appears on <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151130182508.htm">Science Daily</a>

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