Volume 91 Issue 31 | pp. 30-31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 5, 2013

Porous Organic Polymers Tackle Toxic Pollutants

Incorporating an aluminum porphyrin into a porous polymer, combined with supercritical CO2 processing, creates a catalytic material for degrading toxic compounds
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, JACS In C&EN, Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: porous organic polymer, MOF, zeolite, nerve agent, cross-coupling

By stitching a cyclic aluminum complex into the framework of a porous organic polymer, called a POP, researchers have created a highly catalytic, recyclable material designed to break down toxic pollutants into innocuous products. The secret to the material’s success is additional processing with supercritical carbon dioxide (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, DOI: . . .

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