Crosslinked Porous Polyimides: Structure, Properties and Applications

Basiram Brahma Narzary, Benjamin C. Baker, Neha Yadav, Valerio D’Elia, Charl F J Faul

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Porous Polyimides (pPIs) represent a fascinating class of porous organic polymers (POPs). Not only do they exhibit high thermal and chemical stabilities, high surface areas, and energy storage capabilities, but their formation relies upon simple polycondensation reactions. A wide library of linker (dianhydrides) and core (amines) starting materials offer a vast range of crosslinked pPIs. This review details and carefully compares the unique properties and functions of both amorphous and crystalline pPIs. Furthermore, their applications in current global challenges in the fields of gas storage and separation, electrical energy storage, catalysis, drug delivery and sensors are reported. Finally, the review highlights the progress of pPIs since 2010 and offers an outlook and suggestions for future areas for exploration and potential applications within the field.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2021


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