A new material quickly identifies the presence of harmful ions in food products

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of scientists from MSU developed a new material based on silicon-titanium gel and a dye agent. The material is able to quickly identify the presence of harmful oxalate ions in food products even in field conditions. No additional operations with the subject of study are required to conduct such analysis. To analyze a sample, one simply has to touch it with the new material, and this is what makes it unique.