Abstract

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (or PIMs) provide porous materials due to their highly contorted and rigid macromolecular structures, which prevent space-efficient packing. PIMs are readily dissolved in solvents and can be cast into robust microporous coatings and membranes. With a typical micropore size range of around 1 nm and a typical surface area of 700-1000 m2 g-1, PIMs offer channels for ion/molecular transport and pores for gaseous species, solids, and liquids to coexist. Electrode surfaces are readily modified with coatings or composite films to provide interfaces for solid|solid|liquid or solid|liquid|liquid or solid|liquid|gas multiphase electrode processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1220
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume93
Issue number3
Early online date28 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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