Recent Progress in Porous Fused Aromatic Networks and Their Applications

Ishfaq Ahmad, Javeed Mahmood, Jong Beom Baek

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Porous materials are ubiquitous in nature and play central roles in ecosystems and human life. Porous fused aromatic networks (P-FANs) are emerging as a new class of porous organic materials, which can be precisely constructed from organic precursors via the formation of irreversible fused aromatic rings. Despite the luculent advantages offered by P-FANs, the research community has conventionally focused on more synthetically accessible covalent organic frameworks (COFs), which mostly involve reversible condensation reactions. An overview of the trend in the field of P-FANs and their possible applications in different fields, including proton conduction, catalysis, gas storage, supercapacitors, and optoelectronics, is presented herein.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSmall Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


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