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Conjugated porous polymers for energy applications

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Efforts and challenges when synthesizing, characterizing and testing conjugated porous polymers (CPPs) in fields related to energy storage, conversion and production are reviewed from the author's perspective. The current state-of-the-art of such materials from synthesis and morphological control to applications that encompass gas and energy storage, catalysis and hydrogen production is reviewed. Contrary to classical π-conjugated polymers, special emphasis is given to the morphological aspects of CPPs and the control of surface area, porosity and pore volume and the implications of those properties in the aforementioned applications.

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The article was received on 20 Apr 2012, accepted on 25 Apr 2012 and first published on 08 Jun 2012

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22002D
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 7819-7832

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    Conjugated porous polymers for energy applications

    F. Vilela, K. Zhang and M. Antonietti, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7819
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22002D

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