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Issue 48, 2016
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Conjugated porous polymers for photocatalytic applications

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Abstract

Conjugated porous polymers (CPPs) are a class of fully crosslinked polymers defined by high surface area and porosity in the nanometer range, having been traditionally developed for applications such as gas storage, sensing and (photo)catalysis. As these materials are comprised of extended π-conjugation, their ability to act as light harvesters, and in turn photocatalysts, has come to prominence. The insoluble nature of CPPs allows them to be employed as photocatalysts under heterogeneous conditions, replacing traditional homogeneous systems. This Perspective highlights the current state-of-the-art CPPs along with a view to their applications as heterogeneous photocatalysts for a wide range of chemical transformations including hydrogen production, organic synthesis and photopolymerization, just to name but a few.

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Article information


Submitted
06 Sep 2016
Accepted
05 Nov 2016
First published
07 Nov 2016

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 18677-18686
Article type
Review Article

Conjugated porous polymers for photocatalytic applications

Y.-L. Wong, J. M. Tobin, Z. Xu and F. Vilela, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 18677
DOI: 10.1039/C6TA07697A

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