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Special Issue "Microporous Organic Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2018).
Interests: organic chemistry; material chemistry; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; gas separation
Interests: polymeric and hybrid membranes for gas and vapour separation; principles of gas and vapour transport in membranes by sorption and permeation experiments; structural, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers, polymer blends and hybrid materials; membrane preparation by phase inversion techniques; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; perfluoropolymers; ionic liquids; carbon dioxide capture
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Microporous organic polymers represent a rapidly-expanding class of amorphous porous materials, composed of fully covalently bound organic building blocks. Depending on the appropriate choice of monomers, functionality and polymerisation method, they can be prepared both as solution processable or as insoluble networked materials. Typical features of microporous organic polymers are pore diameters of less than 2 nm, high internal surface areas and elevated thermal stability, which allow them to be exploited for a broad range of technologically important applications, such as gas storage and separation, heterogeneous catalysis, sensors and electrochemistry, just to name a few.
This Special Issue of Polymers aims to report full research papers, communications and review articles based on the latest advances in the field of synthesis, characterisation and applications of organic microporous polymers. Fields that will be covered are, but are not limited to:
- Synthesis (Polymers of intrinsic microporosity, thermally rearrangeable polymers, porous organic networks)
- Structural characterization
- Applications (i.e., gas sorption and storage, gas permeation, catalysis, heavy metal sorption, energy storage)
Dr. Mariolino Carta
Dr. Johannes Carolus Jansen
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Microporous polymers
- Polymer synthesis
- Gas sorption and storage
- Gas separation membranes
- High Surface Area
- Internal free volume
- Carbon capture
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Liquid phase sorption