Journal article

Functionalization of covalent organic frameworks by metal modification: Construction, properties and applications

J Huang, X Liu, W Zhang, Z Liu, H Zhong, B Shao, Q Liang, Y Liu, Q He

Chemical Engineering Journal | Published : 2021


As emerging crystalline porous materials, covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have drawn great interest due to their tunable porosity and modifiable skeletons. Multiple applications of COFs rely on the previous chemical functionality of organic building units or posterior modification of frameworks. The metal modification strategy utilizes metal–ligand coordination reactions to incorporate metal species into COF skeletons, providing the possibility for functionalization. In this review, we discuss the pristine properties (pore design, chemical stability and scalability) and characterization techniques of COFs to fully recognize these charming materials. Particular attentions are given to the ..

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