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Aligned two- and three-dimensional structures by directional freezing of polymers and nanoparticles
- H. Zhang, I. Hussain, M. Brust, M. F. Butler, S. Rannard, A. Cooper
- Materials ScienceNature materials
- 1 October 2005
Directional freezing is used to align the structural elements, either in the form of three-dimensional porous structures or as two-dimensional oriented surface patterns, and can be used to generate a diverse array of complex structures such as polymer–inorganic nanocomposites, aligned gold microwires and microwave networks, porous composite microfibres and biaxially aligned composite networks.
Polymer synthesis and processing using supercritical carbon dioxide
- A. Cooper
- Materials Science, Chemistry
Carbon dioxide is a clean and versatile solvent for the synthesis and processing of a range of materials. This review focuses on recent advances in polymer synthesis and processing using liquid and…
Conjugated Microporous Polymers
- A. Cooper
- Materials Science
- 26 March 2009
Conjugated microporous polymers are of great interest because they have potential to combine high surface areas in the dry state with physical properties relevant to organic electronics. A series of…
Nanoporous organic polymer networks
Porous, Fluorescent, Covalent Triazine‐Based Frameworks Via Room‐Temperature and Microwave‐Assisted Synthesis
Porous, fluorescent, covalent triazine-based frameworks (CTFs) are obtained in an unprecedentedly mild reaction, opening up a scalable pathway for molecular building blocks previously thought…
Covalent Triazine Frameworks via a Low‐Temperature Polycondensation Approach
A new strategy to construct CTFs (CTF‐HUSTs) via a polycondensation approach, which allows the synthesis of CTFS under mild conditions from a wide array of building blocks, and Interestingly, these C TFs display a layered structure.
Methane storage in dry water gas hydrates.
- Weixing Wang, C. Bray, D. Adams, A. Cooper
- ChemistryJournal of the American Chemical Society
- 7 August 2008
Dry water stores 175 v(STP)/v methane at 2.7 MPa and 273.2 K in a hydrate form which is close to the Department of Energy volumetric target for methane storage. Dry water is a silica-stabilized…
A mobile robotic chemist
A mobile robot autonomously operates analytical instruments in a wet chemistry laboratory, performing a photocatalyst optimization task much faster than a human would be able to.
Materials challenges for the development of solid sorbents for post-combustion carbon capture
In an effort to reduce the energy penalty and cost associated with state-of-the-art carbon capture technologies, a range of 2nd and 3rd generation CO2 capture technologies are being developed. One of…
Chemical functionalization strategies for carbon dioxide capture in microporous organic polymers
We review the design and use of microporous polymers for pre- and post-combustion capture of CO2. Microporous organic polymers are promising candidates for CO2 capture materials. They have good…