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Covalent organic frameworks: emerging high-performance platforms for efficient photocatalytic applications

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Abstract

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs), as a new emerging class of highly crystalline advanced porous materials with fascinating structural tunability and diversity as well as the desired semiconductor properties, have gained significant attention as highly promising and efficient photocatalysts or designer platforms for a variety of photocatalytic applications in recent years; thus a comprehensive review is timely to summarize the advances of this field. In this review, a background and brief timeline concerning the developments and key achievements of COFs are provided. Afterwards, a systematic overview of the potential photocatalytic applications realized to date in the fast growing field of COFs is provided with the aim of presenting a full blueprint of COFs for possible photochemical energy conversion and reactions. Finally, the challenges remaining and personal perspectives on further development of this type of material for photocatalysis are presented.

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Submitted
14 Jan 2020
Accepted
05 Mar 2020
First published
06 Mar 2020

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Covalent organic frameworks: emerging high-performance platforms for efficient photocatalytic applications

G. Wang, S. Li, C. Yan, F. Zhu, Q. Lin, K. Xie, Y. Geng and Y. Dong, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0TA00556H

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