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Confined Polymerization in Porous Organic Frameworks with an Ultrahigh Surface Area


  • This work was supported by Regione Lombardia, Fondazione Cariplo, and MIUR. We thank Dr. A. Cattaneo for the support in the NMR work.


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Polymers framed: Interpenetrated nanocomposites were formed by polymerization of acrylonitrile in a ultrahigh surface area (>5000 m2 g−1) porous framework. The resulting material realizes a hyperextended interface with uniform interdigitation of the two structures at the size limit of the individual molecular moieties. The confined poly(acrylonitrile) chains could be transformed into light-absorbing polyconjugated ladder polymers.

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