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A Versatile Protocol for Functionalization of Covalent Organic Frameworks via Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling

submitted on 13.09.2020, 05:54 and posted on 15.09.2020, 13:02 by Qiaobo Liao, Can Ke, Xin Huang, Dongni Wang, Qingwen Han, Yifan Zhang, Yiying Zhang, Kai Xi
Post-synthetic modification (PSM) is a prevalent and powerful strategy to introduce desired functionalities into covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for functional products, expediting their applications vastly. Herein, we demonstrate a PSM strategy for functionalizing brominated COFs via the well-developed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling. By this protocol, a variety of functionalities were installed into COFs efficiently, while the crystallinity and porosity of COFs retained well. As a proof-of-concept, BrCOF-2 was modified with trifluoromethyl groups to produce a SF6 adsorbent with remarkably enhanced properties. This facile and versatile approach opens a new door for the synthesis of functional COFs, and greatly expands the scope of their structural design aiming for various properties and applications.


Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee (No. JCYJ20180307151441165)

Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 020514380221)


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Nanjing University


P. R. China

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