Synthesis and metalation of catechol-functionalized porous organic polymers

Mitchell H. Weston, Omar K. Farha, Brad G. Hauser, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Robust catechol-functionalized porous organic polymers (POPs) with tunable porosities (560-1050 m 2/g) and degrees of functionalization were synthesized using a cobaltcatalyzed acetylene trimerization (CCAT) strategy. Post-synthesis metalation can be readily carried out with a wide range of metal precursors (Cu II, Mg II, and Mn II salts and complexes), resulting in metalated POPs with enhanced heat of hydrogen adsorptions compared to the starting nonmetalated materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1292-1296
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Hydrogen storage
  • Metal catecholates
  • Porous organic polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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