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new molecule ‘cage’ that extracts salt to clean drinking water

As reported in Science, researchers designed the molecule to capture chloride, which forms when the element chlorine pairs with another element to gain an electron. The most familiar chloride salt is sodium chloride, or common table salt. Other chloride salts are potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and ammonium chloride. The seepage of salt into freshwater systems reduces access to drinkable water across …

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