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Polymers of intrinsic microporosity as high temperature templates for the formation of nanofibrous oxides

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The highly rigid molecular structure of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM) – associated with a high thermolysis threshold – combined with the possibility to fill intrinsic micropores allows the direct “one-step” templated conversion of metal nitrates into nano-structured metal oxides. This is demonstrated here with PIM-EA-TB and with PIM-1 for the conversion of Pr(NO3)3 to Pr6O11.

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The article was received on 29 Jul 2015, accepted on 24 Aug 2015 and first published on 24 Aug 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA15131G
Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 73323-73326
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    Polymers of intrinsic microporosity as high temperature templates for the formation of nanofibrous oxides

    H. Al Kutubi, L. Rassaei, W. Olthuis, G. W. Nelson, J. S. Foord, P. Holdway, M. Carta, R. Malpass-Evans, N. B. McKeown, S. C. Tsang, R. Castaing, T. R. Forder, M. D. Jones, D. He and F. Marken, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 73323
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA15131G

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