Special Issue "Covalent Organic Frameworks and Related Porous Organic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: synthesis and structural analysis of porous materials, such as metal-organic frameworks and covalent organic framework; use of porous materials in clean energy applications, including heterogeneous catalysis or gas storage
Interests: design and synthesis of heirarchical porous framework materials (MOFs, COFs, PAFs and POPs) for applications in separation, catalysis and storage
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a class of materials that exhibit crystalline, porous structures. They are built through the formation of strong covalent bonds between rigid organic building blocks, which are judiciously selected based on their geometry and chemical functionalities to produce frameworks with desired structural features. COFs might be prepared with the use of various organic condensation reactions, and they have found application in many fields of interest, such as gas storage, toxic gas capture, optoelectronics, or catalysis, among others. Furthermore, COFs have inspired the development of other porous organic materials with extended structures, which despite lacking crystallinity, they have interesting properties arising from the choice of their building components, the type of chemical bond that they form, or presence of chemical functionalities that decorate their pores. This Special Issue aims to cover different aspects of the chemistry of COFs and related porous organic materials, ranging from the study of synthetic methodologies, structural design, chemical modification, or evaluation of their properties.
Dr. Felipe Gándara
Dr. Praveen Thallapally
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- porous materials
- structural design
- organic materials
- gas sorption
- heterogeneous catalysis