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August 2018

Transforming Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) into Ultrastable Crystalline Porous Structures

Scientific Achievement

Foundry staff and users have developed a method that makes COFs, highly-customizable porous frameworks, more sturdy and gives them new properties.

Significance and Impact

The new method creates COFs that are some of the most robust ever made and also have new optoelectronic properties. The modification could make COFs useful in filtration, recycling carbon dioxide, or facilitating chemical processes.

Research Details

X. Li, C. Zhang, S. Cai, X. Lei, M.V. Altoe, F. Hong, J.J. Urban, J. Ciston, E.M. Chan, Y. Liu. Nat. Comm. (2018). 9 2998.