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Conjugated microporous polymer nanoparticles with enhanced dispersibility and water compatibility for photocatalytic applications

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Here we report the design of well-dispersible conjugated microporous polymer nanoparticles as highly stable heterogeneous organic photocatalysts in aqueous medium. This class of materials combines two different heterogeneous catalytic model systems: (i) nanostructured catalysts and (ii) highly porous materials. By incorporating different electron donor and acceptor moieties, the nanoparticle shape can be controlled ranging from nanospheres via nanorods to nanorings. The high photocatalytic activity, stability and reusability of the materials were demonstrated in the reductive activation of molecular oxygen and photooxidation of amines under irradiation of a household energy-saving light bulb.

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The article was received on 26 May 2015, accepted on 29 Jun 2015 and first published on 30 Jun 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA03820K
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Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 16064-16071
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    Conjugated microporous polymer nanoparticles with enhanced dispersibility and water compatibility for photocatalytic applications

    B. C. Ma, S. Ghasimi, K. Landfester, F. Vilela and K. A. I. Zhang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 16064
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TA03820K

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