Solvothermal synthesis of porous organic cage CC3 in the presence of dimethylformamide as solvent
A prototypical porous organic cage denoted as CC3 was synthesized in the presence of dimethylformamide as solvent. Stirring effects and solvothermal treatment conditions lead to distinctive morphological, structural, and textural properties of the resultant CC3 crystals. The presence of DMF led to a mixture of alpha and dissymmetric cage structures. The crystallinity of the resulting crystals was highly dependent on the solvothermal temperature.