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Microporous copolymers for increased gas selectivity

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Abstract

Microporous organic polymers have been synthesised from aniline using Friedel–Crafts alkylation. Networks synthesised solely from aniline were non-porous to nitrogen. However, co-polymerisation with benzene resulted in networks with apparent Brunauaer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas up to 1100 m2 g−1. Increased aniline content in the hyper-crosslinked networks led to improved CO2/N2 selectivity, suggesting a strategy for the design of materials for post-combustion carbon capture.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2012, accepted on 24 Apr 2012 and first published on 15 May 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20136D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 2034-2038

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    Microporous copolymers for increased gas selectivity

    R. Dawson, T. Ratvijitvech, M. Corker, A. Laybourn, Y. Z. Khimyak, A. I. Cooper and D. J. Adams, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 2034
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20136D

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