Covalent organic frameworks: chemistry beyond the structure

Title Covalent organic frameworks: chemistry beyond the structure
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKandambeth, S, Dey, K, Banerjee, R
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Date PublishedFEB
Type of ArticleArticle

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) represent a new field of rapidly growing chemical research that takes direct inspiration from diverse covalent bonds existing between atoms. The success of linking atoms in two and three dimensions to construct extended framework structures moved the chemistry of COFs beyond the structures to methodologies, highlighting the possibility of prospective applications. Although structure to property relation in COFs has led to fascinating properties, chemical stability, processability and scalability were some of the important challenges that needed to be overcome for their successful implementation. In this Perspective, we take a closer look at the growth of COFs from mere supramolecular structures to potential industrializable materials.

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Physical and Materials Chemistry