Triptycene-based organic molecules of intrinsic microporosity

Rupert G D Taylor, Mariolino Carta, C Grazia Bezzu, Jonathan Walker, Kadhum J Msayib, Benson M Kariuki, Neil McKeown

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Four Organic Molecules of Intrinsic Microporosity (OMIMs) were prepared by fusing triptycene-based components to a biphenyl core. Due to their rigid molecular structures that cannot pack space efficiently, these OMIMs form amorphous materials with significant microporosity as demonstrated by apparent BET surface areas in the range of 515-702 m(2) g(-1). Bulky cyclic 1',2',3',4'-tetrahydro-1',1',4',4'-tetramethylbenzo units placed on the triptycene termini are especially efficient at enhancing microporosity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1848-51
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2014


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