The Next Generation of Shape-Persistant Zeolite Analogues: Covalent Organic Frameworks


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Porous and highly ordered: After metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), which were first described over ten years ago, a new class of porous materials has been introduced: covalent organic frameworks (COFs), which are distinguished by high thermostabilities, large specific surface areas, and low densities. The example shows a model structure of COF-108.