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Penn Chemists Make First Molecular Binding Measurement of Radon


July 29, 2011

rendering of a water-soluable cryptophane molecule Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The expense and precautions necessary to study it safely have limited research into its properties. Now, University of Pennsylvania chemists have for the first time, measured how well radon binds to a molecule, paving the way for future research on it and other noble gasses. Full Story

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