Modular Type III Porous Liquids Based on Porous Organic Cage Microparticles

Kai, Aiting, Egleston, Benjamin D ORCID: 0000-0003-2125-6569, Tarzia, Andrew, Clowes, Rob, Briggs, Michael E, Jelfs, Kim E, Cooper, Andrew I ORCID: 0000-0003-0201-1021 and Greenaway, Rebecca L ORCID: 0000-0003-1541-4399
(2021) Modular Type III Porous Liquids Based on Porous Organic Cage Microparticles. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 31 (51). p. 2106116.

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The dispersion of particulate porous solids in size‐excluded liquids has emerged as a method to create Type III porous liquids, mostly using insoluble microporous materials such as metal–organic frameworks and zeolites. Here, the first examples of Type III porous liquids based on porous organic cages (POCs) are presented. By exploiting the solution processability of the POCs, racemic and quasiracemic cage microparticles are formed by chiral recognition. Dispersion of these porous microparticles in a range of size‐excluded liquids, including oils and ionic liquids, forms stable POC‐based Type III porous liquids. The flexible pairing between the solid POC particles and a carrier liquid allows the formation of a range of compositions, pore sizes, and other physicochemical properties to suit different applications and operating conditions. For example, it is shown that porous liquids with relatively low viscosities or high thermal stability can be produced. A 12.5 wt% Type III porous liquid comprising racemic POC microparticles and an ionic liquid, [BPy][NTf<jats:sub>2</jats:sub>], shows a CO<jats:sub>2</jats:sub> working capacity (104.30 µmol g<jats:sub>L</jats:sub><jats:sup>−1</jats:sup>) that is significantly higher than the neat ionic liquid (37.27 µmol g<jats:sub>L</jats:sub><jats:sup>−1</jats:sup>) between 25 and 100 °C. This liquid is colloidally stable and can be recycled at least ten times without loss of CO<jats:sub>2</jats:sub> capacity.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gas uptake, porosity, porous liquids, porous organic cages
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 15:49
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 10:20
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202106116
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