Branching out with aminals: microporous organic polymers from difunctional monomers

Andrea Laybourn, Robert Dawson, Rob Clowes, Jonathan A. Iggo, Andrew I. Cooper, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak, Dave J. Adams

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Microporous organic polymers (MOPs) have been prepared via one-pot polycondensation reactions between aldehydes and amines. Primary amines were reacted with imines to produce porous polymers from A2 + B2 monomer combinations. The resulting networks exhibit BET surface areas in the range 500–600 m2 g−1. This approach opens up the possibility of synthesising MOPs using readily-available and inexpensive precursors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-537
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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