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A crystalline substance (especially a zeolite) with pores of molecular dimensions which permit the passage of molecules below a certain size.
- ‘Zeolite molecular sieves can also segregate molecules of the same size but different electrical characteristics.’
- ‘Since DNA molecules have much higher molecular weights than proteins, the molecular sieve used in electrophoresis of DNA must be different as well.’
- ‘They have anchored bimetallic catalysts to the insides of such molecular sieves and have found that they can selectively hydrogenate cyclic polyenes.’
- ‘Various jelly-like substances can act as molecular sieves.’
- ‘Butylated hydroxytoluene was added to the reaction mixture to prevent oxidation, and molecular sieves were added to keep the solvent dry.’
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