Reticular design covalent organic frameworks

June 11, 2021| Chemist
Reticular design covalent organic frameworks

covalent organic frameworks design synthesis and functions and Reticular design and crystal structure determination of covalent organic frameworks Reticular chemistry of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) deals with the linking of discrete organic molecular building units into extended structures adopting various topologies by strong covalent bonds.

The past decade has witnessed a rapid development of COF chemistry in terms of both structural diversity and applications. From the structural perspective, irrespective of our subject of concern with regard to COFs, it is inevitable to take into account the structural aspects of COFs in all dimensions from 1D ribbons to 3D frameworks, for which understanding the concepts of reticular chemistry, based mainly on ‘reticular design’, will seemingly lead to unlimited ways of exploring the exquisiteness of this
advanced class of porous, extended, and crystalline materials.


Covalent organic frameworks (COFs)1 have been drastically developed and their scope has been expanded in both fundamental chemistry and applied science, as evidenced by their research in over one hundred countries after the first landmark report in 2005. The advanced and groundbreaking traits of COFs rely on the fact that they consist of purely organic linking units crystallizing in the form of porous and extended structures in which bonds building up the frameworks are strong covalent linkages.

DOI: 10.1039/D1SC00738F

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