Insight into the crystallization of amorphous imine-linked polymer networks to 2D covalent organic frameworks

Brian J. Smith, Anna C. Overholts, Nicky Hwang, William R. Dichtel*

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Abstract

We explore the crystallization of a high surface area imine-linked two-dimensional covalent organic framework (2D COF). The growth process reveals rapid initial formation of an amorphous network that subsequently crystallizes into the layered 2D network. The metastable amorphous polymer may be isolated and resubjected to growth conditions to form the COF. These experiments provide the first mechanistic insight into the mechanism of imine-linked 2D COF formation, which is distinct from that of boronate-ester linked COFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3690-3693
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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