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Synthesis of Covalent Organic Frameworks
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are lightweight, porous crystalline materials constructed via strong covalent bonds between elements such asC, B, O, N, and Si. Because of their low densities
and π–π stacked architectures, COFs have been used as effective gas storage media, catalytic supports, and semiconductive and photoconductive devices. It is believed that reversibility in covalent bond formation during synthesis is required for the successful crystallization of COFs, which is necessary to identify their specific structural details precisely.
Synthesis of Covalent Organic Nanotubes (CONTs)
Covalent organic nanotubes (CONTs) are one-dimensional, porous, nanotubular frameworks constructed from organic building blocks via reticular chemistry. The precise orientation of the building units leads to the one-dimensional growth of nanotubes. The individual CONTs are self-assembled to form 1D flexible threads.
The efficient synthetic protocol results in porous nanotubes with high chemical and thermal stability, which we anticipate will be amenable to functionalization. The main characteristic features of CONTs, including their flexibility, and their capacity to intertwine and form toroids, are similar to those of carbon nanotubes.