From an article written by AZoNano:

The first evidence of new molecular structure has potential for chemical solutions for various environmental issues.

Researchers at Indiana University have detected proof of the existence of a new molecular structure that has properties that could potentially reduce chemicals that pollute water and cause destruction of large fish kills, and also help to store of nuclear waste.

This study provides experimental evidence for the existence of a chemical bond between two negatively charged molecules of bisulfate (HSO4). The results have been published online in the German scientific journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

The existence of a supramolecule with two negatively charged ions was once considered to be impossible as it opposes an almost two century old chemical law. This chemical law has come under new scrutiny.

 

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