What is in magic erasers? (and should you clean your teeth with them?)

By now you've already probably experienced the magic of magic erasers. But what IS the magic? How does it erase what other things cannot? And if you don't know what magic erasers are, you'll be impressed.

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By now you've already probably experienced the magic of magic erasers. But what IS the magic? How does it erase what other things cannot? And if you don't know what magic erasers are, you'll be impressed.

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References from this episode
  1. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 22, 7322–7330 (Design of Melamine Sponge-Based Three-Dimensional Porous Materials toward Applications Yi Feng and Jianfeng Yao)
  2. https://img4.fastenal.com/infp360pmm/medias/docus/867/0607408_sds_fre.pdf
  3. Robust and flexible superhydrophobic/superoleophilic melamine sponges for oil-water separation Gokcen Birlik Demirela Ebru Aygülab
  4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26629557/
  5. https://home.howstuffworks.com/magic-eraser.htm
  6. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/3b/de/0f/f96b0976c9fcc5/US20060005338A1.pdf
  7. One-Step preparation of highly hydrophobic and oleophilic melamine sponges via metal-ion-induced wettability transition 
    Yichun Ding, Wenhui Xu, Ying Hu, Haoqing Hou, and Zhengtao Zhu

















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