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Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs): Perspectives of Industrialization


Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) represent a type of promising porous crystalline materials because of their enormous application potential in many fields, such as adsorption, catalysis, organic electronics, chemo-sensing and energy storage. Recent research achievements about COFs, especially on the results related to the application of industrialization, have made great progress since the groundbreaking work of Yaghi and co-workers in 2005. However, although there are many reviews about COFs, no one has concentrated on the industrialization process of COFs. Therefore in this critical review, we summarize the state-of-the-art development of COFs from an industrial point of view in five aspects, including types, growth mechanisms, synthetic methods, processability and applications of COFs. And we really hope this review will arouse more scholars' attention to the industrial process of COFs.

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The article was received on 03 Dec 2017, accepted on 09 Feb 2018 and first published on 09 Feb 2018

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE02079A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs): Perspectives of Industrialization

    W. Zhao, L. Xia and X. Liu, CrystEngComm, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE02079A

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