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Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs): organic materials for membrane separations, heterogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage

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Abstract

This tutorial review describes recent research directed towards the synthesis of polymer-based organic microporous materials termed Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs). PIMs can be prepared either as insoluble networks or soluble polymers with both types giving solids that exhibit analogous behaviour to that of conventional microporous materials such as activated carbons. Soluble PIMs may be processed into thin films for use as highly selective gas separation membranes. Preliminary results also demonstrate the potential of PIMs for heterogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2006 and first published on 17 Mar 2006


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B600349D
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006,35, 675-683
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    Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs): organic materials for membrane separations, heterogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage

    N. B. McKeown and P. M. Budd, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006, 35, 675
    DOI: 10.1039/B600349D

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