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Covalent organic frameworks

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Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a class of crystalline porous polymers that allow the atomically precise integration of organic units to create predesigned skeletons and nanopores. They have recently emerged as a new molecular platform for designing promising organic materials for gas storage, catalysis, and optoelectronic applications. The reversibility of dynamic covalent reactions, diversity of building blocks, and geometry retention are three key factors involved in the reticular design and synthesis of COFs. This tutorial review describes the basic design concepts, the recent synthetic advancements and structural studies, and the frontiers of functional exploration.

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The article was received on 23 Apr 2012 and first published on 23 Jul 2012

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35157A
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 6010-6022
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    Covalent organic frameworks

    X. Feng, X. Ding and D. Jiang, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 6010
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35157A

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