Porous polymer network materials
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Functionalized Porous Polymer Networks (PPNs) exhibiting favourable characteristics such as high surface area′ and gas uptake properties are disclosed, including methods of making such networks. A method of preparing a porous polymer network, comprising: (a) a step of homo-coupling a monomer in the presence of 2,2′-bipyridyl, 1,5-cycloocta-1,5-diene, a mixed solvent of DMF/THF and a compound or mixture selected from the group consisting of bis(1,5-cydoocta-1,5-diene)nickel(0), Ni(PPH3) 4, and Zn/NiCI2/NaBr/PPH3 at a temperature in the range of 20 to 40° C. These stable PPNs may be useful in the context of carbon capture, gas storage and separation, and as supports for catalysts.
Zhou, Hong-cai; Sculley, Julian; Lu, Weigang (2016). Porous polymer network materials. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from