1 June, 2017

Twisted Aromatic Frameworks: Readily Exfoliable and Solution-Processable Two-Dimensional Conjugated Microporous Polymers

A. Belen Marco, Diego Cortizo-Lacalle, Iñigo Perez-Miqueo, Giovanni Valenti, Alessandro Boni, Jan Plas, Karol Strutynski, Steven De Feyter, Francesco Paolucci, Mario Montes, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Manuel Melle-Franco, and Aurelio Mateo-Alonso.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6946-6951

Full article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201700271/epdf


Twisted two-dimensional aromatic frameworks have been prepared by overcrowding the nodes with bulky and rigid substituents. The highly distorted aromatic framework with alternating out-of-plane substituents results in diminished interlayer interactions that favor the exfoliation and dispersion of individual layers in organic media.