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

Paul D. Mines, Damien Thirion, Basil Uthuppu, Yuhoon Hwang, Mogens H. Jakobsen, Henrik R. Andersen, Cafer T. Yavuz

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Abstract

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 (US)
Pages (from-to)766-771
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Volume309
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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