Template synthesis of imine-based covalent organic framework core-shell structure and hollow sphere: a case of COF TTA-DHTA

Controllably synthesizing well-dispersed covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with uniform both morphology and size is still a challenge. Herein, we report the template-directed synthesis of COF TTA-DHTA-based core-shell hybrids under solvothermal conditions by using amino-functionalized SiO2 microsph...

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Published in:Science China Chemistry, Vol. 60, No. 8 (2017), p. 1098-1102
Main Author: Sun, Bing
Other Involved Persons: Wang, Dong ; Wan, Lijun
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1869-1870
Item Description:Supplementary material is available for this article at10.1007/s11426-017-9071-0 and is accessible for authorized users.
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DOI:10.1007/s11426-017-9071-0
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  • Controllably synthesizing well-dispersed covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with uniform both morphology and size is still a challenge. Herein, we report the template-directed synthesis of COF TTA-DHTA-based core-shell hybrids under solvothermal conditions by using amino-functionalized SiO2 microspheres as templates coupled with stepwise addition of initial monomer molecules. The modified amino groups on the surfaces of SiO2 templates play an important role in the formation of well-defined NH2-f-SiO2@COF TTA-DHTA core-shell hybrids. COF TTA-DHTA hollow spheres can be obtained by etching SiO2 cores of NH2-f-SiO2@COF TTA-DHTA. Both the NH2-f-SiO2@COF TTA-DHTA and COF TTA-DHTA hollow spheres possess the well-defined morphology, high crystallinity and porosity, excellent dispersion property and high chemical stability. The template synthesis method demonstrated in this work provides a general method for the shape-controlled synthesis of COF-based materials, which is important for the further applications in the fields such as energy storage, drug delivery and catalysis.