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Issue 35, 2015
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Growth rates and water stability of 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks

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Abstract

We examine the growth rates, activation energies, and hydrolytic stability of multiple 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks by turbidity measurements, observing a 200-fold range in stability. The rate-determining step in boronate ester 2D COF growth is not in-solution condensation, but rather interlayer polymer stacking through a nucleation–elongation process.

Graphical abstract: Growth rates and water stability of 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks

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The article was received on 14 Jan 2015, accepted on 13 Mar 2015 and first published on 19 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00379B
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 7532-7535

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    Growth rates and water stability of 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks

    B. J. Smith, N. Hwang, A. D. Chavez, J. L. Novotney and W. R. Dichtel, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7532
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00379B

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