Special Issue "Porous Polymers"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hong-Cai Zhou

Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77842, USA
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Interests: energy storage for transportation; supramolecular chemistry; hydrogen and methane storage; carbon dioxide capture; clean-energy-related separation; metal-organic frameworks; porous polymer networks; mesoporous materials; biomimetic synthesis
Guest Editor
Dr. Wei Zhang

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, 215 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
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Interests: organic porous materials; carbon capture; shape-persistent molecular cages; macrocycles; dynamic covalent chemistry; alkyne metathesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past decade there has been tremendous research interest in porous polymers due to their great application potential in gas storage/separation and catalysis. Porous polymers can generally be classified into two large groups: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) or coordination polymers, and purely organic-based porous polymers, such as COFs, CMPs, PIMs, PPNs, etc. The purpose of this issue is to assess the current state of the field: materials design principles, structure-property relationships, and particularly applications of porous polymers, which include gas adsorption/separation, catalysis, chemical sensing, and light harvesting (optoelectronic/photovoltaic device).

Prof. Dr. Hong-Cai Zhou
Prof. Dr. Wei Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • covalent organic frameworks (COFs)
  • conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs)
  • polymers with intrinsic microporosity (PIMs)
  • porous polymer networks (PPNs)

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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