Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (10): 1960-1977.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201705191

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Advances in Covalent Organic Frameworks

Lu-Lu LI,Shuai LIU,Qin ZHANG,Nan-Tao HU,Liang-Ming WEI,Zhi YANG,Hao WEI*()   

  • Received:2017-03-29 Published:2017-07-17
  • Contact: Hao WEI
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(61376003);Shanghai Pujiang Program, China(16PJD027);Medical-Engineering Crossover Fund of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China(YG2015MS23);Medical-Engineering Crossover Fund of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China(YG2016MS71)


Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a class of crystalline porous organic polymers, constructed with lightweight elements by covalent bonds. Owing to their low density, high thermal stability, and inherent porosity, COFs have many potential applications in gas adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis, energy storage, etc. This article reviews the latest progress in COFs, including their structural design, synthesis, purification, characterization methods, and applications in gas adsorption, catalysis, and photoelectricity. Finally, the prospects of COFs are also discussed.

Key words: Covalent organic frameworks, Porous material, Structural design, Synthesis, Application