Soluble Conjugated Microporous Polymers


  • The authors gratefully acknowledge the EPSRC for funding (EP/H000925/1). A.I.C. is a Royal Society Wolfson award holder. A.T. is a Royal Society URF.


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Soluble and porous: Soluble conjugated microporous polymers (SCMPs) can be prepared by synthesizing discrete hyperbranched molecules. The materials can be cast from solution as thin films (see picture), suggesting a range of processing options that are not available for insoluble CMP networks. Soluble, conjugated dendrimers are porous and give insight into the structural origin of microporosity.