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Design, Synthesis and Catalysis Research of Various Functional Porous Organic Polymers (POPs) in Heterogeneous Catalysis

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The developing of porous organic polymers (POPs) has become a research frontier in the recent years. POPs contain amorphous conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs), hyper-crosslinked polymers (HCPs), porous organic frameworks (POFs) and polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs), as well as crystalline covalent organic frameworks (COFs) etc. Due to their inherent porosity, specific large surface area, pure organic framework and easy functionalization at the molecular level, POPs have received significant attention for potential applications in gas storage and separation, organic photoelectric, sensoring, and heterogeneous catalysis. In particular, these POPs materials may potentially work as support for immobilizing and encapsulating various metals or organocatalysts to achieve an improved catalytic performance.

Currently, the research on the application of POPs for heterogeneous photocatalysis is mainly classified into three sections: (1) embedding various metal-ligand catalysts into POPs for heterogeneous photocatalysis; (2) encapsulating various metal nanoparticles into POPs for heterogeneous photocatalysis, and (3) grafting and embedding various organocatalysts into POPs for heterogeneous organocatalysis.

Due to their beneficial structural superiority, these functional POPs can be expected to exhibit excellent photocatalytic activity. With the reference to the findings found in the development of homogeneous catalysis, the goal of this Research Topic is to showcase the development and application of functional POPs for heterogeneous catalysis

This research topic welcomes Original Research Articles, Reviews, Letters, and Mini-Reviews on the design, synthesis and application of various functional POPs in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis. The topic welcomes, but not limited to, the following research areas:

• Synthesis and characterization of metal-based POPs and their applications for hydrogenation, decarboxylation, and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reaction
• Metal-Encapsulated and Functionalized Porous Organic-Polymer Nanocatalysts
• Various organocatalysts functionalized POPs for heterogeneous organocatalysis and photocatalysis
• Morphologically controllable organic porous polymers: Synthesis, functionalization and application
• Nanoporous materials for catalysis application


Keywords: Porous organic polymers, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Conjugated microporous polymers, CMPs, POPs, photocatalysis, heterogeneous photocatalysis, Heterogeneous organocatalysis


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The developing of porous organic polymers (POPs) has become a research frontier in the recent years. POPs contain amorphous conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs), hyper-crosslinked polymers (HCPs), porous organic frameworks (POFs) and polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs), as well as crystalline covalent organic frameworks (COFs) etc. Due to their inherent porosity, specific large surface area, pure organic framework and easy functionalization at the molecular level, POPs have received significant attention for potential applications in gas storage and separation, organic photoelectric, sensoring, and heterogeneous catalysis. In particular, these POPs materials may potentially work as support for immobilizing and encapsulating various metals or organocatalysts to achieve an improved catalytic performance.

Currently, the research on the application of POPs for heterogeneous photocatalysis is mainly classified into three sections: (1) embedding various metal-ligand catalysts into POPs for heterogeneous photocatalysis; (2) encapsulating various metal nanoparticles into POPs for heterogeneous photocatalysis, and (3) grafting and embedding various organocatalysts into POPs for heterogeneous organocatalysis.

Due to their beneficial structural superiority, these functional POPs can be expected to exhibit excellent photocatalytic activity. With the reference to the findings found in the development of homogeneous catalysis, the goal of this Research Topic is to showcase the development and application of functional POPs for heterogeneous catalysis

This research topic welcomes Original Research Articles, Reviews, Letters, and Mini-Reviews on the design, synthesis and application of various functional POPs in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis. The topic welcomes, but not limited to, the following research areas:

• Synthesis and characterization of metal-based POPs and their applications for hydrogenation, decarboxylation, and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reaction
• Metal-Encapsulated and Functionalized Porous Organic-Polymer Nanocatalysts
• Various organocatalysts functionalized POPs for heterogeneous organocatalysis and photocatalysis
• Morphologically controllable organic porous polymers: Synthesis, functionalization and application
• Nanoporous materials for catalysis application


Keywords: Porous organic polymers, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Conjugated microporous polymers, CMPs, POPs, photocatalysis, heterogeneous photocatalysis, Heterogeneous organocatalysis


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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