Covalent organic polymer functionalization of activated carbon surfaces through acyl chloride for environmental clean-up

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Nanoporous networks of covalent organic polymers (COPs) are successfully grafted on the surfaces of activated carbons, through a series of surface modification techniques, including acyl chloride formation by thionyl chloride. Hybrid composites of activated carbon functionalized with COPs exhibit a core-shell formation of COP material grafted to the outer layers of activated carbon. This general method brings features of both COPs and porous carbons together for target-specific environmental remediation applications, which was corroborated with successful adsorption tests for organic dyes and metals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Pages (from-to)766-771
Publication statusPublished - 2017
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    Research areas

  • Activated carbon, Covalent organic polymers, Water treatment, Acyl chloride, Surface grafting

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