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Pore-Functionalized Nanoporous Materials Derived from Block Copolymers

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  • Cé Guinto Gamys,

    1. Bio- and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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  • Jean-Marc Schumers,

    1. Bio- and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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  • Clément Mugemana,

    1. Bio- and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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  • Charles-André Fustin,

    1. Bio- and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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  • Jean-François Gohy

    Corresponding author
    1. Bio- and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    • Bio- and Soft Matter (BSMA), Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
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Abstract

This review deals with nanoporous materials made from the self-assembly of block copolymers with a special interest in the chemical functions covering the surface of their nanopores. A detailed overview of the existing methods and strategies to generate well-defined organic functional groups covering the surface of the pore walls is provided. This further enables to finely tune the affinity of the pore walls and to perform well-defined chemical reactions onto them, which is essential for further dedicated applications.

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