Photochemistry Meets Porous Organic Cages

Authors

  • Hsin-Hua Huang Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, St. Johanns-Ring 19, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • Tomáš Šolomek Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, St. Johanns-Ring 19, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland;, Email: tomas.solomek@unibas.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2021.285

Keywords:

Catalysis, Dynamic covalent chemistry, Photochemistry, Porosity, Porous organic cages

Abstract

Chemistry of porous organic cages has developed in the past decade as an alternative to the wellknown nanoporous materials based on extended networks, such as metal organic frameworks (MOFs) or covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Unlike these extended polymeric materials, the molecular nature of organic cages offers important advantages, such as solubility of the material in common organic solvents. However, a simultaneous combination of porosity and additional optoelectronic properties, common in MOFs and COFs, is still quite rare. Therefore, porous organic cages are relatively underdeveloped when compared to MOFs and COFs. Here, we highlight the rich possibilities the porous organic cages offer and discuss the recent development where interesting photophysical properties augment the porosity, including our own work.

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

[1]
H.-H. Huang, T. Šolomek, Chimia 2021, 75, 285, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2021.285.