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Pore-size-specific modification of porous materials

Authors

  • Dr. Frantisek Svec,

    1. Department of Chemistry Baker Laboratory, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853–1301 (USA)
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  • Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet

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    1. Department of Chemistry Baker Laboratory, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853–1301 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry Baker Laboratory, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853–1301 (USA)
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Abstract

Pore-size-specific functionalization is a novel approach that allowspreviously undreamed of control of the location of groups undergoing reaction in the surface modigication of preformedporous polymers. That sozespecific functionalization makes possible the simultaneous accommodation of seemingly incompatible requirements is demonstrated by the preparation of porous polyner beads with bimodal surface chemistry. Applications of this technique are foreseen in thechromatographic separation of complex miztures, sensors, catalyses, and eczyme immobilization.

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