Photocatalyst-Incorporated Cross-Linked Porous Polymer Networks

Cansu Esen, Baris Kumru*

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Abstract

The utilization of sunlight to conduct chemistry has been on a stark rise in the era of sustainability. A similar trend is observed in polymer science, mainly to initiate polymerization and modify polymer materials, but mostly relying on the utilization of soluble initiator/activator molecules. Semiconductors, on the other hand, grant a platform for "photoredox"induced chemical pathways, so that reductive and oxidative reactions (as well as radical formation) can be tailored according to band positions. Despite their utilization as dispersed or dissolved phases, immobilization of semiconductors on macroscale solid surfaces is attractive to entail scale-up options. In this Review, semiconductors incorporated in cross-linked porous polymer networks will be summarized both from synthesis and application perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10616-10630
Number of pages15
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume61
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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