Porous ionic liquid wins C&EN Molecule of the Year!


We are very excited to learn that Lillian's ionic porous liquid has been crowned C&EN's Molecule of the Year, by popular vote. The work, published in Nature Chemistry earlier this year, demonstrated a permanently porous liquid capable of encapsulating alcohols and chlorofluorocarbons. This is the second time research from the Nitschke group has claimed the top spot, the first being the antiaromatic cage which won in 2019. Congratulations to everyone involved, and many thanks to those who voted!

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