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Title: Moving Beyond Boron: The Emergence of New Linkage Chemistries in Covalent Organic Frameworks

Since their discovery in 2005, covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have attracted interest as potential materials for gas storage, catalysis, energy storage, and other applications because of their ability to periodically and reliably organize designed functionality into high surface area materials. Most of the first examples relied on boron-containing linkages, which suffer from hydrolytic and oxidative instability that limit their utility. In this Perspective, we describe the trend toward more robust linkages by highlighting the design, synthesis, and properties of several recent examples. Finally, the continued development of new COF chemistries, along with improved understanding of their formation and control of their final form, will provide a means to harness their molecularly precise solidstate structures for useful purposes.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Baker Lab.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1258501
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-87ER45298; SC000001086; W911NF-15-1-0447; DGE-1144153
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Macromolecules
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 0024-9297
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation (United States); US Army Research Office (ARO); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY