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Keywords:

  • covalent frameworks;
  • microporous organic polymers;
  • triazine
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Porous, fluorescent, covalent triazine-based frameworks (CTFs) are obtained in an unprecedentedly mild reaction, opening up a scalable pathway for molecular building blocks previously thought incompatible with this chemistry. Choice of monomers and synthetic conditions determines the optical properties and nano-scale ordering of these highly microporous materials with BET surface areas exceeding 1100 m2 g−1 and exceptional CO2 capacities (up to 4.17 mmol g−1).