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Growth rates and water stability of 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks

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We examine the growth rates, activation energies, and hydrolytic stability of multiple 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks by turbidity measurements, observing a 200-fold range in stability. The rate-determining step in boronate ester 2D COF growth is not in-solution condensation, but rather interlayer polymer stacking through a nucleation–elongation process.

Graphical abstract: Growth rates and water stability of 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks

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Submitted
14 Jan 2015
Accepted
13 Mar 2015
First published
19 Mar 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 7532-7535
Article type
Communication
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Growth rates and water stability of 2D boronate ester covalent organic frameworks

B. J. Smith, N. Hwang, A. D. Chavez, J. L. Novotney and W. R. Dichtel, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7532
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00379B

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