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Molecules 2017, 22(9), 1575; doi:10.3390/molecules22091575

Covalent Organic Frameworks—Organic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule

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Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Received: 5 September 2017 / Revised: 6 September 2017 / Accepted: 13 September 2017 / Published: 19 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Covalent Organic Frameworks and Related Porous Organic Materials)
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Abstract

The synthesis of organic molecules has at its core, purity, definitiveness of structure, and the ability to access specific atoms through chemical reactions. When considering extended organic structures, covalent organic frameworks (COFs) stand out as a true extension of molecular organic chemistry to the solid state, because these three fundamental attributes of molecular organic chemistry are preserved. The fact that COFs are porous provides confined space within which molecules can be further modified and controlled. View Full-Text
Keywords: reticular chemistry; covalent organic frameworks; organic chemistry reticular chemistry; covalent organic frameworks; organic chemistry
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Diercks, C.S.; Kalmutzki, M.J.; Yaghi, O.M. Covalent Organic Frameworks—Organic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule. Molecules 2017, 22, 1575.

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