Porous organic polymers in catalysis: Opportunities and challenges

Parminder Kaur, Joseph T. Hupp*, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Porous organic polymers (POPs), a class of highly cross-linked, amorphous polymers possessing micropores, have recently emerged as a versatile platform for the deployment of catalysts. These materials can be divided into three major classes: POPs that incorporate rigid well-defined homogeneous catalysts as building blocks, POPs that can be modified post-synthesis, and POPs that encapsulate metal particles. This perspective article summarizes the recent developments in POP-based catalysis and outlines the potential of POPs as platforms of heterogeneous catalysts along with some of the challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-835
Number of pages17
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011


  • Porous organic polymers
  • conjugated porous polymers
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • hyper-cross-linked polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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