Nanoporous organic polymer networks

Dawson, R., Cooper, A. I. and Adams, D. J. (2011) Nanoporous organic polymer networks. Progress in Polymer Science, 37(4), pp. 530-563. (doi: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2011.09.002)

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Nanoporous organic polymer networks are a class of materials consisting solely of the lighter elements in the periodic table. These materials have potential uses in areas such as storage, separation, and catalysis. Here, we review the different classes of nanoporous polymer networks including covalent organic frameworks, hypercrosslinked polymers, conjugated microporous polymers, and polymers of intrinsic microporosity. The growing variety in synthetic routes to these materials allows a range of different polymer networks to be formed, including crystalline and amorphous structures. It is also possible to incorporate many different kinds of functional groups in a modular fashion. So far, most networks have been examined from the perspective of gas sorption, and this area is discussed critically and in depth in this review. The use of nanoporous organic polymers for applications such as catalysis and separations is an important developing area, and we discuss recent developments as well as highlighting potential future opportunities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave
Authors: Dawson, R., Cooper, A. I., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Progress in Polymer Science
ISSN (Online):1873-1619
Published Online:22 September 2011
Published Online:01 April 2012

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