• gas storage;
  • hypercrosslinking;
  • microporous polymers;
  • networks;
  • specific surface area


Hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs) are currently receiving great interest due to their easy preparation, high chemical and thermal stability, and low cost. Combined with the lightweight properties and high surface areas HCPs can be considered as promising materials for gas storage and separation, catalysis, and heavy metal ions removal in wastewater treatment. This Feature Article summarizes strategies for the preparation of HCPs, comprising the post-crosslinking of “Davankov-type” resins, direct polycondensation of aromatic chloromethyl (or hydroxymethyl) monomers, and knitting aromatic compound polymers (KAPs). The HCPs applications, such as H2 storage, CO2 capture, and heterogeneous catalysis, are also discussed throughout in the article. Finally, the outlook of this research area is given.