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Issue 8, 2012
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Microporous copolymers for increased gas selectivity

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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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08 Mar 2012
24 Apr 2012
First published
15 May 2012

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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