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    Fast, Ambient Temperature and Pressure Ionothermal Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks

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    Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are an emerging class of porous crystalline polymers with wide range of potential applications. However, the availability of three-dimensional (3D) COFs is still limited, and their synthesis is confined to the high-temperature solvothermal method. Here, we report for the first time a general and simple strategy to produce a series of 3D ionic liquid (IL)-containing COFs (3D-IL-COFs) by using IL as a green solvent. The syntheses are carried out at ambient temperature and pressure accompanied by a high reaction speed (e.g., only three mins for 3D-IL-COF-1), and the IL can be reused without activity loss. Furthermore, the 3D-IL-COFs show impressive performance in the separation of CO<sub>2</sub>/N<sub>2</sub> and CO<sub>2</sub>/CH<sub>4</sub>. This research thus presents a potential pathway to green large-scale industrial production of COFs

    Three-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks with Dual Linkages for Bifunctional Cascade Catalysis

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    Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are an emerging class of porous crystalline polymers with broad potential applications. So far, the availability of three-dimensional (3D) COFs is limited and more importantly only one type of covalent bond has been successful used for 3D COF materials. Here, we report a new synthetic strategy based on dual linkages that leads to 3D COFs. The obtained 3D COFs show high specific surface areas and large gas uptake capacities, which makes them the top COF material for gas uptake. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the new 3D COFs comprise both acidic and basic sites, and act as excellent bifunctional catalysts for one-pot cascade reactions. The new synthetic strategy provides not only a general and versatile approach to synthesize 3D COFs with sophisticated structures but also expands the potential applications of this promising class of porous materials
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