Teng Ben and Shilun Qiu discuss porous aromatic framework network formation and the relationship between secondary building units and function in this hot Highlight article. The ability to control the pore size in porous aromatic frameworks lends itself to numerous applications, including in molecular separation, catalysis, photoelectric materials, clean energy and carbon dioxide capture and storage.
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Porous aromatic frameworks: Synthesis, structure and functions
Teng Ben and Shilun Qiu
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25409C, Highlight