Soft Microporous Green Materials from Natural Soybean Oil



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Sweet or savory? Controlled porosity has been introduced in a gelled soybean oil by employing a particulate leaching method with sugar and salt templates. The materials resulting from unmodified natural soybean oil show high porosity and important water-draining properties. These new biodegradable soft materials may be suitable for high-technology applications such as tissue engineering or pollutant scavenging.