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Functional Materials: From Hard to Soft Porous Frameworks



This Review aims to give an overview of recent research in the area of porous, organic–inorganic and purely organic, functional materials. Possibilities for introducing organic groups that exhibit chemical and/or physical functions into porous materials will be described, with a focus on the incorporation of such functional groups as a supporting part of the pore walls. The number of organic groups in the network can be increased such that porous, purely organic materials are obtained.