New Fabric Coating Responds To Toxic Gases By Changing Color

January 15, 2023 | Manufacturing
Dartmouth College

A team of researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a durable coating which can be precisely integrated into fabrics, to create responsive sensors for protective equipment and more.

The coating is based on a conductive metal-organic framework (MOF), which can respond to the presence of toxic gases in the air by converting them into less toxic substances that become trapped in the fabric.