Template synthesis of porous polypyrrole in 3D coordination nanochannels

Takashi Uemura, Yu Kadowaki, Nobuhiro Yanai, Susumu Kitagawa

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A template synthesis of PPy was demonstrated in 3D coordination channels to give a polymer material with a certain porosity., that has also revealed the pore functions characteristic of PPy. The study has also reported a feasible method for providing a porous structure of polypyrrole by oxidative polymerization of pyrrole in the 3D channels of 1 and the subsequent isolation of the resulting PPy. The experiment prepared the network structure of PPy in 3D channels of 1, and then could be isolated by removal of the host matrix. The PPy was isolated by ammonia that exhibited the maximum adsorption ability, and the amount of adsorption was almost independent of the ammonia concentration in the isolation process. The methodology proposed by the study exhibit potential advantages not only for tailored design of porous structures by tuning the host matrix or preparation conditions but also for developing new porous properties based on attractive functions of polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4096-4098
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 22 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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