Solution-Processable Molecular Cage Micropores for Hierarchically Porous Materials

Authors

  • Tom Hasell,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown St., Liverpool, L69 7ZD, UK
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  • Haifei Zhang,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown St., Liverpool, L69 7ZD, UK
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  • Andrew I. Cooper

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown St., Liverpool, L69 7ZD, UK
    • Department of Chemistry and Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown St., Liverpool, L69 7ZD, UK.
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Abstract

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Macroscopic inorganic porous beads are imbibed with a “porous molecular additive” by simple solution processing techniques, resulting in controllable loading and increased surface area. The porous additive consists of soluble organic cage molecules that precipitate as microporous crystals when solutions of opposite chirality are mixed.

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