Microporous copolymers for increased gas selectivity

Robert Dawson, Thanchanok Ratvijitvech, Matthew Corker, Andrea Laybourn, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak, Andrew I. Cooper, Dave J. Adams

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Microporous organic polymers have been synthesised from aniline using Friedel-Crafts alkylation. Networks synthesised solely from aniline were non-porous to nitrogen. However, co-polymerisation with benzene resulted in networks with apparent Brunauaer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas up to 1100 m2g-1. Increased aniline content in the hyper-crosslinked networks led to improved CO2/N2 selectivity, suggesting a strategy for the design of materials for post-combustion carbon capture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2034-2038
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number8
Early online date15 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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