Novel Covalent Organic Frameworks for the Energy Transition

H.V. Veldhuizen

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a subclass of hyper-crosslinked polymers that contain ordered nanoporosity within their polymer network. Control over pore size and shape, as well as structure regularity, is obtained through careful selection of the monomeric building blocks and the synthesis reaction conditions. This has led to a vast library of available COF structures that are each designed for a specific application, typically in the direction of controlled capture and release. The work presented in this thesis addresses challenges in the development of COFs as active materials in energy transition applications. The goal of this thesis was to draw structure-property relationships of novel COFs in order to establish COF design rules for applications such as: CO2 capture, separation and conversion, as well as electrochemical energy storage...
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van der Zwaag, S., Supervisor
  • van der Veen, M.A., Supervisor
Award date15 Sept 2023
Print ISBNs978-94-6473-201-6
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Covalent organic frameworks
  • Synthesis
  • structure-property relationships
  • micro- and mesoporosity


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