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Issue 18, 2016
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Insight into the crystallization of amorphous imine-linked polymer networks to 2D covalent organic frameworks

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Abstract

We explore the crystallization of a high surface area imine-linked two-dimensional covalent organic framework (2D COF). The growth process reveals rapid initial formation of an amorphous network that subsequently crystallizes into the layered 2D network. The metastable amorphous polymer may be isolated and resubjected to growth conditions to form the COF. These experiments provide the first mechanistic insight into the mechanism of imine-linked 2D COF formation, which is distinct from that of boronate-ester linked COFs.

Graphical abstract: Insight into the crystallization of amorphous imine-linked polymer networks to 2D covalent organic frameworks

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2015, accepted on 01 Feb 2016 and first published on 01 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10221A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 3690-3693

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    Insight into the crystallization of amorphous imine-linked polymer networks to 2D covalent organic frameworks

    B. J. Smith, A. C. Overholts, N. Hwang and W. R. Dichtel, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 3690
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10221A

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