Dr Ben Carter from the University presented his research on dry water at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.

He suggested that dry water could be used to trap carbon dioxide more efficiently than ordinary water, as well as store methane. In another application, the substance could be used as  a catalyst to speed up reactions between hydrogen and maleic acid.  This produces succinic acid, used to make drugs, food ingredients, and consumer products.

Source: The Daily Telegraph