Conjugated microporous networks on the basis of 2,3,5,6-tetraarylated diketopyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole

Kai Zhang, Bernd Tieke, Filipe Vilela, Peter J. Skabara

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pi-Conjugated microporous networks have been prepared from the tetraarylated diketopyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole unit as a tetrafunctional building block. The reactions are carried out using microwave-assisted Yamamoto or Sonogashira cross-coupling. Red insoluble powders are obtained, showing intense fluorescence. The polymer networks exhibit a high gas storage capability, with BET surface areas up to about 500 m(2) . g(-1)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-830
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • conjugated polymers
  • diketopyrrolopyrrole
  • DPP
  • microporous materials
  • networks
  • ordered mesoporous materials
  • covalent organic frameworks
  • hydrogen storage materials
  • polymer solar cells
  • surface-area
  • intrinsic microporosity
  • highly luminescent
  • main-chain
  • adsorption
  • bandgap


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