Internal functionalization of three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks

David N. Bunck, William R. Dichtel*

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Thinking inside the COF: Internally functionalized, boroxine-linked, three-dimensional, covalent organic frameworks (COFs) can be synthesized by co-crystallizing a truncated, trifunctional monomer with the parent tetrafunctional building block. The functionalized COFs possess accessible functional groups and a distinct interior microenvironment. In the picture the orange sphere corresponds to an alkyl chain or an allyl group in the pore interior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1885-1889
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 20 2012


  • covalent organic frameworks
  • crystal engineering
  • microporous materials
  • polymers
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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