The synthesis of microporous polymers using Tröger's base formation

Mariolino Carta, Richard Malpass-Evans, Matthew Croad, Yulia Rogan, Michael Lee, Ian Rose, Neil B. McKeown*

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Abstract

A step-growth polymerisation based on the formation of Tröger's base, performed by simple reaction of a suitable aromatic diamine monomer with dimethoxymethane in trifluoroacetic acid, provides polymers of high average molecular mass. The properties of the resulting polymers can be tailored by the choice of monomer. In particular, the Troger's base polymerisation is highly suited to the preparation of soluble polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) due to the resulting fused-ring TB linking group, which is both highly rigid and prohibits conformational freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5267-5272
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume5
Issue number18
Early online date20 Jun 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • GAS PERMEATION PROPERTIES
  • INTRINSIC MICROPOROSITY
  • HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS
  • HYDROGEN STORAGE
  • NETWORK POLYMER
  • CO2 CAPTURE
  • SEPARATION
  • MEMBRANES
  • POLYIMIDES
  • PHTHALOCYANINE

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